Pipes In The Peaks, Thorpe
Dovedale Garage, Thorpe, Ashbourne, DE6 2AT
English Horn, Muted Trumpet, Brass Trumpet, Tuba, Open Diapason, Tibia Clausa, Tibia, Krumet, Saxophone, Kinura, Clarinet, Cello, Cello Celeste, Viole, Viole Celeste, Quinadena, Flute, Vox Humana + Upright Piano
A Number: 432
Current Transmission System: Solid State
Original Location: Regal/ABC Cinema, Derby
Initial Opening Date: 27th June 1938
1938: On 27th June the Regal Cinema, Derby opened with Wilfred Southworth at the Compton Organ.
1965: The Compton was bought for £300 by Mr H Jackson of Castle Donnington. Here it joined a collection of other instruments.
1990: The Compton was bought by Dave Thorp who restored it and installed it in Dovedale Garage, Thorpe.
1999: On 3rd October Stephen Foulkes opened the Compton organ which had now gained an extra two ranks.
Since then the Compton has grown to eighteen ranks and has a multitude of percussions attached.
Original Specification – 3/6 Compton
Muted Trumpet, Tuba Horn, Open Diapason, Metal Tibia , Viole, Concert Flute + Melotone