Our Musical Bite on February 13th didn't have any live music! Instead it had an exhibition focusing on the history of the Willis pipe organ and how it came to be at Stony Stratford after more than 80 years in Edinburgh. We had plenty of cake at the Musical Bite too (thank you to the cake makers).
I had picked out the highlights of the organ history photos and information with large captions to make them easy to read and arranged these on A3 sheets on the display boards. Many people who come to the church don't visit the Music for All @ SMSG website so would not have seen the organ history information we have discovered during the Heritage Lottery funded research. This has been published in recent weeks on the website and there are still some more parts of the story to add.
This Musical Bite was an opportunity to bring the story of our Willis organ to local attention at a face to face event, and there will be many more occasions when this information will be on local display.
The weather was miserable and cold so those who had ventured out into the high street were glad to find a warm friendly place to sit with plenty to eat and drink.
May, Fiona, Jean, Rosie, Lesley, Dai and Dave all helped during the morning. We raised a total of £68.10 for the organ project from this event. Afterwards some of the exhibition was put on display in the church on the Organ project noticeboard.
Words and photos by Anna Page