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 .