The organ had a partial restoration. All pipes were cleaned, regulated and fitted with new tuning slides. Both Swell and Great soundboards, together with the mechanical drawstop action were fully restored. The bass octave pedal Bourdon chest was fully overhauled and the treble chest modified to improve access. The case was stripped and re-polished. A new oak central panel, and kneeboard were constructed and a new pierced oak panel installed at the treble end.
The image above is of the organ before its restoration - with exposed pedal pipes, old lighting, and dark deal lower case.
Open Diapason8 Stopped Diapason8 Principal4 Chimney Flute4 Fifteenth2 Mixture Ⅱ19.22
from Professor Tim Wright, Organist and PCC Vice-Chair
We have been very pleased with the restoration of our organ undertaken by Jonathan Wallace and his team from Henry Groves and Son. From the initial report through to the final tuning, they demonstrated not only their high level of skill but also their complete professionalism, keeping us fully informed, consulting us as appropriate, managing the physical space safely, and tidily and being on time and on budget! Restoration of the organ represents a major expense, and choosing a builder of quality is vital. In selecting Henry Groves and Son, we know from our experience that we made a very good decision and we are pleased to recommend the firm to others without reservation. 9th January 2021