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Our Lady & St Wilfrid's, Warwick Bridge

Our Lady & St Wilfrid’s, Warwick Bridge

Our Lady & St Wilfrid’s, Warwick Bridge

William Hill 1843, 1 manual 6 stops.

The organ built by William Hill was overhauled and restored.

Started July 2016 – Completed Jan 2017

(newest work recorded at top of each section before the ‘pre-work’ photos)

The organ was dismantled and the whole instrument removed from the church and taken to our workshop.

July 2016

The ivory key facings were made secure and wear at the pivots were taken up.  Warped keys were straightened.  The remaining parts of the console were cleaned and a new lock  fitted.

Aug 2016

July 2016

Pre-work

The soundboard was put on test in our workshop to establish the extent of work required.  The action backfalls and rollerboard wrere fully overhauled and restored, with new pivot wires being installed.  The trackers were checked and damaged material replaced.  New leather buttons and wires were installed throughout the action at reassembly.  The drawstop action was overhauled and eased.

July 2016

Pre-work

The reservoir was made sound.  The feeders were made sound, and the hand-blowing mechanism was brought back into use.  The electric blower  re-sited.

Sep 2016

Aug 2016

July 2016

Pre-work

Miscellaneous

The casework was cleaned and restored, and missing elements renewed.  New backing cloth was installed behind the centre front pipes.  The central access panel was hinged.  The organ light and mirror was removed and the case woodwork made good.  The organ frame and swell box  checked and repaired.  The rod installed to hold open the shutters was improved.

Woodworm damage repair

Pre-work

       
   
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Note to customers:

VAT on organ maintenance and tuning might be reclaimable under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme. It is understood that relevant invoices must be submitted within one year, to a combined minimum value of £500 excluding VAT. Further details can be obtained from Topmark (LPOW): www.lpwscheme.org.uk dcms@topmarkadjusters.co.uk
0845 013 6601

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Harrison & Harrison Ltd
St John's Road, Meadowfield,
Durham, DH7 8YH
Telephone: 0191 378 22 22

office@harrisonorgans.com