Leamington Station's piano gets an impromptu tuning - The Leamington Observer

Leamington Station's piano gets an impromptu tuning

Leamington Editorial 17th Jan, 2023   0

THE PIANO at Leamington Railway Station has been given an impromptu tuning.

Ben Trehalf, who runs a piano tuning and repair business called the Underwater Piano Shop, got in touch with the Observer to say he was off to tune the “woefully neglected” piano on the station platform.

He called his impromptu action, an “act of pianarchy” and said he was doing it to “defend the name of public pianos”.

And now thanks to Ben’s tinkering, the piano is ready for any passing commuters to – more tunefully – tinkle the ivories before catching their train.

The street piano was placed at the station last summer as part of a project by Leamington Rotary Club to enhance the “community experience” of tourists and locals, and coincided with Warwick District Council’s CultureFest. Locals were invited to decorate it with art work.

Ben said: “Underneath all that art, is a 1923 Broadwood, premier British maker at the peak of Broadwood’s powers, and in great condition.”

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