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Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 in new articles, The Voice Box | 0 comments

Awesome of the Week

Awesome of the Week


Who knew that organs were sandwich-preserving machines? What could be more awesome?

Answer: nothing.

Crusty 118-year-old sandwich found stuffed in UK church organ (via

The crusty bread, which had been wrapped in brown paper, was found sealed within the inner skin of the organ after it was dismantled to be sold for parts in Germany.

Church organist Kath Yates found the sandwich alongside a tattered 1896 copy of the Stockport Advertiser — the paper of the town where the organ was made.

Her husband Peter Yates, the church property steward at Padiham Road Methodist Church, Lancashire, said: “The bread has been perfectly preserved.

“It must have been the remains of a lunch for the organ-fitters who I imagine sat down for a butty break.

“I can just picture them sat reading the paper with their sandwich and perhaps a large hunk of cheese.

“They were found in the swell box of the organ when we took the inner layer out.

“It was full of wooden shavings which gave out a beautiful smell of pine alongside this wonderful snapshot of history.”

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