£4,000 spent on restoration of blower – late 2014

In 2014, we were hit with two episodes of failure of the blowing plant, which had been installed by Watkins & Watson in 1927.  Overall, the repairs, carried out by the original manufacturers, cost something in the region of £4000, which was an unexpected outlay!  There are two linked blowers, situated in the chamber below the Choir Vestry; wind is conveyed through an enormous trunk, running through the vestries, into the organ above.

 

Blower 3  The twin Watkins  & Watson blowers, deep in the bowels of the Earth!

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