Organs in Bradford 1922-1938

From the original manuscript of E.C. Swinburne Garrett

Ron Fletcher (Redaktør)

Organs in Bradford casts a spotlight on an almost lost world and includes a comprehensive list of the featured churches, organs and organ builders. Ron Fletcher honours his former teacher and exemplar with publication of these selected extracts from E. Les mer
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Organs in Bradford casts a spotlight on an almost lost world and includes a comprehensive list of the featured churches, organs and organ builders. Ron Fletcher honours his former teacher and exemplar with publication of these selected extracts from E.C. Swinburne Garrett's 1,633 ledger-sized pages of hand-written organ specifications.
E.C. Swinburne Garrett began his research as a 19-year-old in 1922 and completed the work in 1938. Ron Fletcher's first task was to create a usable index and then to search for images to support the text as a result of which he has compiled a veritable library of printed documents much of which goes back to the 18th century and in some cases earlier.
An unexpected outcome, the book reveals, is the number of churches and chapels and cinemas which have disappeared, or in some cases been re-modelled, as housing or for other utilitarian purposes. It would be intriguing to develop a map for a conducted walk to the lost churches of Bradford.
In the 19th century, the huge number of churches and chapels in Manningham were the result of demand for space in a place of worship. New churches were built, and existing churches were rebuilt or enlarged - the people demanded seating! This is not a complaint one hears often today!

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There is an extensive list of the featured churches, organs and organ builders.

Om forfatteren

Ron Fletcher is President of the Bradford Organists' Association (2019-2021). He was born in Horsforth, and was first captivated by the organ at St Margaret's Church at the age of 3. He subsequently became a choirboy and gained a place at Ilkley Grammar School, where his new Choirmaster, E.C.Swinburne Garrett taught him piano, organ, singing, music theory and musicianship. He also gave him a love of literature, strengthened his faith and developed his leadership skills.
He went on to study at St John's College, York and became a teacher of Music and, in his own words, "some French" in a Boys' Secondary Modern School before his move to Grange Boys' Grammar School in Bradford.