Colosseum, Watford, London
The Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford WD17 3JN
Currently no events planned at this venue
Posaune, Trumpet, Tuba, Open Diapason, Second Diapason, Tibia Clausa, Krummet, Clarinet, Viola, Viola Celeste, Muted Strings (II Ranks), Harmonic Flute, Stopped Flute, Vox Humana, Dulciana
A Number: 265
Current Transmission System: Solid State
Original Location: Gaumont Cinema, Chelsea
Initial Opening Date: 8th December 1934
1934: On 8th December 1934 the Gaumont Cinema, Chelsea with Terance Casey at the Compton with illuminated surround.
1960: Due to modernisation, the Cinema the Compton was taken back to factory where it was modified to a dual purpose instrument with no surround.
1961: The Compton was reopened in the Town Hall, Watford by Felton Rapley.
c1990’s: Following a fire which damaged part of the Compton, David Pawlyn restored the console to a more theatrical layout and added a Vox Humana and Muted Strings (II Ranks). In the late 90’s the building (now called the Colosseum) was leaved to a nightclub and the main cable for the organ was cut.
2006: Robert Rowley (Of Pipe Organ Problems & Solutions) was asked to inspect the organ. this lead to him carrying out full restoration on the instrument.
2007: In July the Compton was reopened by Richard Hills.
Muted Strings (II Ranks)