My church organ work was closely modelled on the quality of such builders as Harrison & Harrison and Henry Willis, having studied classic examples of their work, such as at Ely Cathedral and the Royal Albert Hall, where I was allowed to wander around inside and even help out in a small way.
Work has been carried out in the following locations: (I am working on articles relating to some of these - watch this space!)
Work undertaken ranged from tuning contracts, through overhauls, electrifications and complete reconstructions. Some organs have been re-located or enlarged. On two occasions I worked on electronic organs, one to repair mechanical connections for the stops, and the other to replace a full set of reed switches on the pedal-board. Sub-contract work was done on occasions, notably in Leicester Square. The pictures here are of the Willis organ in St Mary & St Giles, Stony Stratford.
You can follow my progress with the restoration of a small chamber organ from start to finish.
I never secured a contract for an entirely new church organ, but a number of new mechanical organ commissions were completed - see New organs.
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