Vox Humana Posted March 17, 2007 Share Posted March 17, 2007 A colleague who plays at a Methodist church in Plymouth has been researching the history of his organ. He has discovered from the church's archives that it was originally built in 1906 by W. Johnston & Co of Bristol. There is no record of this firm (or any other Johnston) on NPOR and I am wondering whether a mistake has been made. NPOR does list a William Johnson who did some work on St Mary, Over, Cambridgeshire, in 1946 and a Walter Johnson who rebuilt the IIIP Willis at St Hilary, Wallasey, Cheshire, in 1903, but neither of these seems likely to be a Bristol firm. The obvious candidate would seem to be George Johnson who was responsible for several organs in Bristol and north Somerset (and also St Osmund's, Parkstone, Poole) between 1887 and 1913. Can anyone shed any light? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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