The Restoration Appeal

We are currently attempting to raise the enormous sum of £150,000 to completely restore the instrument.  Whilst it still sounds well, there are many issues inside with the ‘action’, that is, the mechanism which controls wind getting into the pipes.  Most of these issues arise from leather parts cracking and splitting, allowing high-pressure wind to leak out, and causing moving parts to fail.

Click below for a Powerpoint used to highlight some of these issues at the launch of the Appeal: