The Rushden Argus April 14th 1922, transcribed by Susan Manton
New Church Organ
Dedication of Instrument at Hargrave
The new organ
Tuesday of last week will long be remembered by the people of Hargrave, for its crowned with success their efforts to raise sufficient funds to purchase a new organ for the church. The day was all that could be desired to make the event successful, and everyone seemed cheered by the presence of the Ven. Archdeacon of Oakham, who dedicated the instrument and that worthy lady Mrs. Bartholomew of Blakesby Hall, who unlocked it.
The organ, which is one manual and pedals and has ten stops, was supplied by Messrs. Roberts and Tanner (Raunds) at a cost of £180.
Mr. J. Roberts (Ringstead) was the organist, and in the evening demonstrated before a large and appreciative congregation, the qualities of the organ with a fine programme. Mrs. B. Green (Hargrave) also very feelingly rendered “The Lost Chord” and “Nearer my God to Thee” her solos being very much enjoyed.
Prior to the organ recital a public tea was provided in the Schoolroom, when about 100 sat down to enjoy the good things, catered for by the Raunds Co-op Society.