We aim to refurbish all original components as necessary. This will involve cleaning, replacement of perishable materials, overhauling the whole mechanism and reinstating them in pristine condition.
This work will include:
- Overhauling the wind system and re-leathering all bellows and concussions (most of which have now been taken out of service) including renovation and re-instatement of the original feeder-bellows with provision of a new electric motor to drive them. Re-fitting of all wind-trunking.
- Removal and overhauling of the action mechanism, re-leathering the myriad of different motors and overhauling derivation machines. Checking and re-sealing the lead-tube runs where necessary, providing further support where they are sagging under their own weight. Hill tubular-pneumatic actions are robust and reliable so whilst the work will be painstaking and time-consuming, it is also straight-forward and predictable.
- Checking over the soundboards and renovating where necessary (these appear to be in remarkably good condition for their age). Replacing pallet surfaces with new felt and leather.
- Refurbishment of off-note chests to Pedal and Great Organ.
- Refurbishment of swell box shutters and mechanisms (Swell and Solo).
- Repairing pipes where necessary, providing additional support to prevent collapse in the future. Cleaning and regulating all pipework to proper speech.
- Refurbishment of the console. Re-bushing of keys and stops, overhaul of touch-boxes.
- Repairs to the roof above the organ chamber, once the main parts of the instrument have been removed.
- In addition to refurbishment of the organ, we intend to purchase a video projection system, enabling recital-goers to have a first-class view of the performer and console.
- Any remaining funds will endow a music fund for All Hallows’ in order to enrich the quality of our musical outreach and regular worship.