... I kid you not. One of Sheila's colleagues is giving away an 1879 grand piano in great condition, which needs a new home. It has to go soon, and they'd really rather not scrap it. Details (including links & photos) are below - get back to me if you have any interest at all, and I'll link you up with her.
PS: I know some of you would really really love it, but practically-speaking it will need a little bit of room and a couple of people to help move it. I'm sure the hash can help with the latter, but as to the former, it's probably worthwhile mentioning to your landlord that you're having a grand-piano installed in your bedroom before it actually turns up and gets stuck halfway up the stairwell of your Victorian mill-road gaff...
We are clearing my mother-in-laws house in Cambridge and need to say goodbye to her beloved Kaps
grand piano (1879). I've put some pictures in dropbox
. It needs some TLC, as you'll see, but we believe it's in good working condition.
If you have space for this wonderful instrument or know someone who does - or a college/school/community centre who would like it (and can arrange to pick it up) then please do get in touch. We have approached several music shops, but they are not interested, and we really (really) don't want to have to scrap it.
With many thanks,