Sir John Dankworth's piano has been beautifully refurbished by the Centre’s restorer Tim Basket. Due to its wooden frame, it was decided that - at least for now - the piano should remain silent. We do hope to restore it back to its full playing capability again in the future via a funded project. It is now presented within our Heritage Centre alongside the Humphrey Lyttelton collection, Louis Armstrong’s very own trumpet and endless other priceless artefacts. “The nicest things,” says Fairweather “ - begin in the strangest places”. - Written by Digby Fairweather.