Thomas Lucas Duerden

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Thomas Lucas Duerden (1898-1969) was an English cathedral organist, who served in Blackburn Cathedral.[1]


Thomas Lucas Duerden was born in Blackburn in 1898.

He served in the Royal Navy towards the end of World War I.[2]

He was music master of Hutton Grammar School, Preston 1932 - 1947, and Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, 1938 - 1963.

He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal School of Church Music in 1964.


Organist of:

Cultural offices
Preceded by
Herman Brearley
Organist and Master of the Choristers of Blackburn Cathedral
Succeeded by
John Bertalot


  1. ^ The Succession of Organists. Watkins Shaw.
  2. ^ 20th Century Cathedral Organists. Enid Bird