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A chance look in Wikipedia for S. Peter & S. Paul Aston, states that the organ was a 3 manual by Bancroft 1901, which is the same as NPOR survey N16999 (Banfield 1901, Nicholson 1929) and tends to confirm what I suspected; that this entry for S. Mary is in fact the organ in S. Peter & S. Paul. N16999 is pretty well as I remember it there in c 1960(!). Especially as there is another entry for St Mary Aston Brook D02625 which is different, I think there's been an entry error. I haven't been in S. Peter & S. Paul for 10+ years and as I recall the organ had been altered somewhat, but I didn't get details. Before I mention my suspicions to NPOR, can anyone throw any light on this? The church website appears to be inoperative. Is there still an organ there? Anyone know what it's like?

 

Ron

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Never played it, and left the area around 13 years ago, but I did hear from the Tower Captain some time ago that some local enthusiasts (and I think he meant DiY enthusiasts rather than organ enthusiasts) were doing 'something' to it. It all seemed a bit 'dodgy' to me.

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A chance look in Wikipedia for S. Peter & S. Paul Aston, states that the organ was a 3 manual by Bancroft 1901, which is the same as NPOR survey N16999 (Banfield 1901, Nicholson 1929) and tends to confirm what I suspected; that this entry for S. Mary is in fact the organ in S. Peter & S. Paul. N16999 is pretty well as I remember it there in c 1960(!). Especially as there is another entry for St Mary Aston Brook D02625 which is different, I think there's been an entry error. I haven't been in S. Peter & S. Paul for 10+ years and as I recall the organ had been altered somewhat, but I didn't get details. Before I mention my suspicions to NPOR, can anyone throw any light on this? The church website appears to be inoperative. Is there still an organ there? Anyone know what it's like?

 

Ron

 

Hi Ron

 

Don't forget that there's at least one person from NPOR on this board! It is possible that the church has been mis-identified by the surveyor - I've found a couple of otyher cases, hardly surprising given the number of surveys that we have on the site, and the different people submitting info.

 

Maybe an e-mail to the NPOR office would be a good idea, even if only to flag up the potential problem. The ideal is to get someone who is reliable to go and take a look. I don't know if that's the "Aston Parish Church" where I went to preach at a "Bible class" whilst a college back in the '70's - I didn't get a chance to look at the organ, which wasn't used for the meeting I was involved in.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

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Hi Ron

 

Don't forget that there's at least one person from NPOR on this board! It is possible that the church has been mis-identified by the surveyor - I've found a couple of otyher cases, hardly surprising given the number of surveys that we have on the site, and the different people submitting info.

 

Maybe an e-mail to the NPOR office would be a good idea, even if only to flag up the potential problem. The ideal is to get someone who is reliable to go and take a look. I don't know if that's the "Aston Parish Church" where I went to preach at a "Bible class" whilst a college back in the '70's - I didn't get a chance to look at the organ, which wasn't used for the meeting I was involved in.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

Hi Tony

 

Thanks for your response, I'll do as you suggest re NPOR. I was trying to see if anyone else could shed any light on this in the interests of accuracy. I'm almost certain I'm right, but it's a very long time since I was there!

 

Ron

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