Smaller projects 2019

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.

COMPLETED
ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE – OUR LADY AND ST EDMUND’S RC CHURCH

1890 II/12 Jackson

Restoration of Oboe 8′

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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.

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

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Repairs to woodworm infestation and re-leathering of concussion unit

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

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

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

WELLINGTON, SHROPSHIRE – WREKIN COLLEGE

1937 Rushworth & Dreaper / 2004 Nicholson & Co. III/31

New blower

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.

CURRENT
WELWYN GARDEN CITY, HERTFORDSHIRE – CHURCH OF ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI

1970s II/34 assembled by amateurs using second-hand material

New blower

YATELEY, HAMPSHIRE – ST PETER’S CHURCH

1979 II/21 James Mitchell

Repair of Fifteenth chest

FORTHCOMING
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

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GLASGOW – GIFFNOCK SOUTH PARISH CHURCH

1956 III/41 Hill, Norman & Beard

New transmission and piston capture system

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INVERNESS – OLD HIGH CHURCH

1880 ‘Father’ Willis / 1923 Hilsdon / 2010 Nicholson & Co.

Replacement of magnets damaged due to malfunctioning humidifier

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LAUGHARNE, CARMARTHENSHIRE – ST MARTIN’S CHURCH

c.1890s II/20 Vowles

Restoration of Swell Organ soundboard and pipework

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NEW MILLS, DERBYSHIRE – PROVIDENCE URC

1914 III/26 Binns

Restoration of Swell Organ pneumatic slider machine, and treble-end pneumatic drawstop machine.

OXFORD – MAGDALEN COLLEGE

1986 III/22 Mander

Restoration of keyboards, pedalboard and bench

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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

WARWICK – COLLEGIATE CHURCH OF ST MARY

1979–80 III/73 Nicholson & Co.

Replacement of all chest magnets

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WELWYN, HERTFORDSHIRE – ST MARY’S CHURCH

1993 II/26 Nicholson & Co.

Replacement of slider motors with slider solenoids, repairs and regulation to mechanical action

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WEST BROMWICH – ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH

1898 Brindley & Foster / 1948 Harris / 1970 Hawkins & Son / 2001 Nicholson & Co.

Repairs to collapsing Trombone 16′ pipes