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  1. Hi Everybody , I just wondered if anybody connected with this site had any idea if there were any records surviving of the organbuilders Hunter of Clapham ? The reason I am asking is I am trying to get the organ in Brownhill Road Baptist Church into a playable condition , it has not been used for services for about 25 years and has been unplayable for the last 20 or so , NPOR entry below https://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=E01116 I have been trying to find out some of its history but sadly there is nobody left at the church that can answer my questions , as far as I have been able to discover is it was installed in the church second hand at about the time of the first world war but beyond that I have not been able to discover anything , I just wonder if anybody here might have any access to any historical information Any information, would be very gratefully received . Thanks in anticipation Peter
  2. Do you mean This one http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/Rsearch.cgi...ec_index=N16264 I played it for a wedding a number of years ago , if I remember correctly it is on the west gallery with a positive behiend the console If I remember correctly , it was a bit " screetchy" ! I shall be interested to hear any other comments Tony - please e mail me best wishes Peter
  3. I can confirm that Ralph Arnold worked for the firm , he set himself up in business in Orpington months before Kingsgate Davidson ceased traiding and was able to pick up some work from the company . Ralph Arnold retired in 1993 , handing his tuning round over to Martin Cross and shortly afterwoods moved to a bungalow in Pevensey , sadly very soon after moving to Pevensey , his wife ( and chief assistant and keyholder) Joan died . The Last job that Ralph did in his retirement was to build a direct electric chest and an economy console for my house organ . Ralph died on the 22th May 2010 and I played the (nasty electronic) organ at his funeral service at Eastbourne crematorium on the 2nd of June 2010 . as far as I know I was the only representative of the organ world at the funeral , I also have some pictures and documentation of his work . His legacy lives on in a number of fairly modest , but reliable extention organs around s e London and kent mainly but not exclusively in Free churches .
  4. I would just like to let everybody know that Ralph Arnold died suddenly last saturday . He started out as an apprentice with Wallice of Chislehurst , moving to Kingsgate Davidson and setting himself up in Orpington in 1967 untill he retired in 1993 His legacy lives on in a considerable number of direct electric action extention organs in south east London and beyond . If anybody would like any more informaton or funeral arrangements , feel free to message me May he Rest in Peace Peter
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