Author tells tale of Thomas Dallam in new book The Sultan’s Organ
TRAVELLING the seas to meet rulers of the world is a long way from the waters of Sankey Brook.
But Thomas Dallam, a humble blacksmith from Dallam, took the long journey to deliver an organ he constructed to the Sultan of Turkey.
His travels have been largely uncharted until John Mole came across his original diary dating back to 1599 revealing his amazing trip and an unusual job offer from one of the most powerful men in the world.
The 67-year-old writer said: “I read old travel books from the past 2,000 years and I came across this one from the Hakluyt Society which had four travel... read more
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