organ base frame with pedalboard prior to dismantling
pedalboard with backfalls before restoration
manuals 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.
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.
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 »