This is my first post so please be gentle.
I am a member of the PCC at St John's Oulton near Leeds. Recently our lead was stolen from the roof of our church causing catastrophic damage. We have a 1900 Abbott and Smith Organ in the church. (according to the NPOR!)
In order to support our applications for Heritage Funding to repair to roof we are trying to explain how the heritage of the building is at risk.
I'd be really interested in any information people can give me about our organ. I understand its not rare - but it is beautiful and up to last November was played at least once a week at services.
We will be opening the church for Heritage Open Day and any information will help with our displays as well.
Any help is massively appreciated.