The solo division pipework was removed and overhauled in 2015 leading to dramatic improvement in the quality and evenness of tone from the ranks of pipes, some of which had ceased to operate because of failure of the pneumatic stop action.
The stops of the Solo Division are:
Tuba 8ft (unenclosed)
Viol d’Orchestre 8ft
Orchestral Oboe 8ft
Rohr Gedeckt 8ft
Harmonic Flute 4ft
Pipes enclosed apart from Tuba. Controlled from balanced swell pedal.
Works to the Choir Division 2016
In July 2016, the pipes of the Choir Division were returned to the organ after restoration of the upperboards and rack boards. All of the pipe work has been cleaned, regulated and repairs made where needed.
You can see below some photographs of the completed work.
The stops of the Choir Division are:
Open Diapason 8ft
Suabe Flute 4ft
Enclosed pipes with kick swell pedal:
Vox Humana 8ft
Winding Works 2017
In November 2017, the Duplex Pipe Organ and Blower Company, under the direction of James Richardson-Jones, undertook the re-bulding of a major wind reservoir. The new tops to the wind reservoir were manufactured offsite in the Duplex workshop and then transported to the church for fitting. The base of the original large wind reservoir was retained, and the new tops added with mechanisms to provide two more easily maintained reservoirs than the original large one.
Swell Division Works – 2017
In 2017, the reed pipes of the swell division were overhauled. All of the pipe work was cleaned, regulated and repairs made where needed.
The result is wonderfully tiered and smooth reed sound from the swell stops.