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The blog shows a record of our past and current work. Please click on the post for the full details
  • New College, Oxford – Keys ascending to the gallery

    On Tuesday September 9th we brought the keys and coupler chassis to New College Oxford, for fitting into the space. The original couplers used backfalls with steel pivot pins which had worn holes in the capsels and become stiff. Due to pressure of time (the organ has to be ready for the first service of …

  • Our first workshop

    Martin visited Northampton for the funeral of our much-lamented colleague Ken Tickell, and had a look at our first workshop, in the mews behind Holly Road near St Matthew’s church in Northampton.  Not much has changed there, in the 29 years since we left.  Quite a lot was achieved in five years we spent in …

  • New College, Oxford

    Joseph welding brackets for the new slider motor supports.

  • New College, Oxford

    On July 1st we started to dismantle parts of the 1969 Grant Degens and Bradbeer organ at New College Oxford, for a partial restoration. The picture shows Nick Hagen and Joseph Marsden removing one of the metal Pedal front pipes for repairs and strengthening by Jacques Stinkens in the Netherlands. The pipes were beautifully made, …

  • Hanbury Hall

    We have just finished a restoration of the ca1770 Samuel Green chamber organ at Hanbury Hall, a National Trust house near Droitwich in Worcestershire. The case was made to resemble a harpsichord in shape, but it was never a harpsichord, let alone a claviorgan, as it is often described. The case and keys were probably …

  • Thaxted

    We have just finished our restoration of the 1821 Henry Lincoln organ at Thaxted parish church (in Essex near Stanstead airport). It is the earliest surviving English church organ which retains all its original parts, and looks, sounds and plays as it did originally. It is not in its original home, which was St John’s …

  • Welcome to our first post!

    Welcome to our new website, designed and developed by Dare to Think, and sponsored by the Harley Foundation . The Harley Foundation built and subsidizes our workshop at Welbeck click on the link for information about Welbeck and its activities. We are most grateful to Wayne Gascoigne who designed our previous website in 2002 and …