We give the same attention to detail to all projects that we undertake, large and small. Some of the smaller projects undertaken / to be undertaken in 2019 are listed here.
ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE – OUR LADY AND ST EDMUND’S RC CHURCH
1890 II/12 Jackson
Restoration of Oboe 8′
CRADLEY, HEREFORDSHIRE – CHURCH OF ST JAMES THE GREAT
1874 John Nicholson / 1989 Trevor Tipple II/15
Complete dismantling and re-installation of organ to facilitate replacement of floor beneath the organ. The double-rise reservoir was re-leathered, and the pipework cleaned and repaired.
ELGIN, MORAY – ST GILES’ PARISH CHURCH
1884 ‘Father’ Willis / 1911 Norman & Beard / 1958 Hill, Norman & Beard / 1981 Wood Wordsworth III/38
New transmission and piston capture system, repairs to collapsing reeds
GREAT MALVERN – GREAT MALVERN PRIORY
1850/1862/1880 John Nicholson / 1927 Rushworth & Dreaper / 2004 Nicholson & Co. IV/47
Installation of stepper
HOPWAS, STAFFORDSHIRE – ST CHAD’S CHURCH
1940 II/17 Hill, Norman & Beard
Repairs to woodworm infestation and re-leathering of concussion unit
INVERNESS – OLD HIGH CHURCH
1880 ‘Father’ Willis / 1923 Hilsdon / 2010 Nicholson & Co.
Replacement of magnets damaged due to malfunctioning humidifier
KINGTON LANGLEY, WILTSHIRE – ST PETER’S CHURCH
1899 II/14 Griffen & Stroud
Clean and overhaul
LONDON – WELSH CHURCH OF CENTRAL LONDON
1908 III/29 A. Hunter & Son / 2018 Nicholson & Co.
Addition of Choir to Great coupler
OXFORD – MAGDALEN COLLEGE
1986 III/22 Mander
Restoration of keyboards, pedalboard and bench
PLUMTREE, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE – CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN
1877 Wordsworth & Maskell / 1959 Wragg / 2005/7 Principal Pipe Organs II/17
Re-palleting Choir Organ soundboard to reduce excessive weight of touch
STANTON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE – CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS
1919 II/10 Hill, Norman & Beard – restoration of Great Organ pipework, restoration of pedalboard and re-engraving of all drawstop heads
STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, WARWICKSHIRE – HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
1841, 1850, 1889, 1898 Hill / 1962 Hill, Norman & Beard / 1991 Nicholson & Co. III/50
Re-making schwimmer units for Upper Great and Upper Swell Organs
WARWICK – COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF ST MARY
1979–80 III/73 Nicholson & Co.
Replacement of all chest magnets
WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE – WREKIN COLLEGE
1937 Rushworth & Dreaper / 2004 Nicholson & Co. III/31
WELWYN GARDEN CITY, HERTFORDSHIRE – CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI
1970s II/34 assembled by amateurs using second-hand material
WEST BROMWICH – ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH
1898 Brindley & Foster / 1948 Harris / 1970 Hawkins & Son / 2001 Nicholson & Co.
Repairs to collapsing Trombone 16′ pipes
WINCHESTER – WINCHESTER COLLEGE CHAPEL
1984 Mander III/37
Repairs to collapsing pipework, replacement of all thumb pistons, replacement of worn wires in action chassis, and full regulation of mechanical action.
WORCESTER – WORCESTER BAPTIST CHURCH
III/30 of unknown origin, installed here 1975
Installation of new electric swell engine and expression pedal, restoration of Swell reeds (Oboe 8′ and Cornopean 8′), patching wind leaks, re-leathering all three reservoirs.
YATELEY, HAMPSHIRE – ST PETER’S CHURCH
1979 II/21 James Mitchell
Repair of Fifteenth chest
GLASGOW – GIFFNOCK SOUTH PARISH CHURCH
1956 III/41 Hill, Norman & Beard
New transmission and piston capture system
LAUGHARNE, CARMARTHENSHIRE – ST MARTIN’S CHURCH
c.1890s II/20 Vowles
Restoration of Swell Organ soundboard and pipework
NEW MILLS, DERBYSHIRE – PROVIDENCE URC
1914 III/26 Binns
Restoration of Swell Organ pneumatic slider machine, and treble-end pneumatic drawstop machine.
WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE – ST MARY’S CHURCH
1993 II/26 Nicholson & Co.
Replacement of slider motors with slider solenoids, repairs and regulation to mechanical action
PENN, WOLVERHAMPTON – ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
II/21 1872 J.W. Walker & Sons / 1974 Nicholson & Co.
Programme of small repairs: restoration of pedal coupler rollerboard; replacement of two missing drawstop labels; repair, cleaning and regulation of Dulciana 8′ pipework; re-balancing expression box shutters; repairing wind tell-tale pulley.