3/18 Compton - Pipes in the Peaks

Organ

Opus Number: 
A432
Specification: 
3/18
Manufacturer: 
Year Built: 
1938
Year Installed: 
1999

Location

Pipes in the Peaks
Dovedale Garage, Thorpe
Ashbourne,
DE6 2AT
+44 01335 350258
Organ History: 

The Compton started its life in the Regal/ABC Derby Cinema in 1938. It was used regularly until it was removed in 1965. The organ was then installed in a garage in nearby Castle Donington and remained here until 1988. It was then purchased by Dave Thorp, who then started a total rebuild of the instrument. This took around 10 years to complete. During this time, Dave at the side of his car garage build a large car showroom which houses the Mighty Compton. The console is placed on a lift/turntable. The instrument finally opened in October 1999. The Compton is ever evolving with extra ranks and percussions being added.