Thursday, 17 August 2017

Widow donates husband’s £10,500 organ to village

VISITORS to Sonning Common village hall will be dancing to a new tune thanks to the donation of an organ.

Peggy Hamblin, 79, from Emmer Green, offered the Yamaha model because she is moving house and won’t have the room for it at her new home.

The instrument belonged to her late husband, Desmond, who died in 2002. He bought it for £10,500 and used to play it for family and friends.

Mrs Hamblin agreed to donate the instrument to the hall after chatting to her neighbour Colin Reynolds, who is a Sonning Common parish councillor. She said: “I was going to give it to a charity but my neighbour said he might like it for the hall.

“Desmond played piano as a child and when this model came out he bought it. I thought it was a lot of money to pay. He was a recreational player and he played when we had parties. I am sad to see it go.”

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