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Britannia Row Studios

Britannia Row Studios was a recording studio located in Islington, London N1, in Fulham, London SW6, England. The original studio was built by the British rock band Pink Floyd in a three-story block at 35 Britannia Row, London N1, after their 1975 album Wish You Were Here was released. Pink Floyd used the studio to record their album Animals and parts of The Wall, including the school chorus on "Another Brick in the Wall". Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason assumed full ownership of the studio. In the early 1990s, he sold the business to Kate Koumi, managing it since the mid-1980s. Koumi relocated the studio in 1995 to Wandsworth Bridge Road in Fulham, where it operated for the next 20 years, it was converted into flats. Mason retained the original building in Britannia Row, developed as serviced offices. In 2012 some of it, including the original studio spaces, was being used as a training facility for the London School of Sound. In 2016, Islington Council granted permission for an extension and conversion of the building into flats with limited office space.

An audio equipment rental company, Britannia Row Productions based at Britannia Row, was created to hire out Pink Floyd's tour equipment and keep the skills of its crew together. Early events that it provided sound for included Queen's 1976 show in Hyde Park, with an audience of over 150,000. Pink Floyd sold Britannia Row Productions to its managers in 1985, it is now based in Twickenham; the studio was used by artists including: Former Official website

Patrick James Donahue

Patrick James Donahue was an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Wheeling from 1894 until his death in 1922. Born in Little Malvern, Donahue became a student at St. Michael's Priory in Hereford at age 14 and entered St. Gregory's College near Bath two years later. After graduating in 1869, he taught mathematics. In 1873, he came to United States and settled in Washington, D. C. where he enrolled at George Washington University Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1876. He practiced until 1883, when he became a theological student at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. Donahue was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop James Gibbons on December 19, 1885. After serving as an assistant priest at St. John's Church in Baltimore, he was chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore from 1886 to 1891, rector of Assumption Cathedral from 1891 to 1894. On January 22, 1894, Donahue was appointed the third Bishop of Wheeling, West Virginia, by Pope Leo XIII, he received his episcopal consecration on the following April 8 at the Baltimore Cathedral from Cardinal Gibbons, with Bishops John Samuel Foley and Leo Michael Haid, O.

S. B. Serving as co-consecrators. During Donahue's 28-year-long tenure, the Wheeling Diocese entered a period of tremendous growth and development, he established 38 parishes, six missions, four hospitals, two monasteries, an orphanage and several schools. He established the first official diocesan periodical, The Church Calendar, in 1895 and held the sixth diocesan synod in 1899. Moreover, the number of priests more than tripled and the number of Catholics increased from 20,000 to 62,000. For all these many achievements, he earned the nickname of the "Great Builder."Donaue died from heart complications, aged 73