Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Update on the organ at Biddulph Moor

The dismantling of the Samuel Renn organ at Biddulph Moor in north Staffordshire is now complete and it is in storage awaiting restoration and a new home.
Now you see it......
... now you don't!
Notice that a fair bit of plaster work has come away from the wall at the lower right-hand side. This wall was incredibly damp and many of the screws on this side of the organ were badly corroded and taking them out really slowed things down. Much of the plaster came away when we removed the pedal bourdon pipes from that side.

Notice also the heating pipes that were under the organ. At some point the entire organ had been raised about a foot so that the pipes could be placed underneath. The organ had been slowly cooked for many years!