Barry Oakley Posted December 19, 2017 Share Posted December 19, 2017 I’m banging the drum again (if that’s an apt metaphor) for the wonderful untouched Forster & Andrews/John Compton 4-manual, 104-speaking stop organ in Hull Minster. There’s now a question mark about whether it’s still playable following major building work to lay a new stone floor. Virtually untouched since Compton rebuilt and enlarged it in 1939, the ravages of time and the recent building work have left it cyphering, leaking wind and with other detrimental ailments. A committee has recently been established to help raise funds for a complete restoration with at least an estimated seven-figure sum being the goal. With the city of Hull now seeing out the last few days of its UK City of Culture status, it will be nothing short of a tragedy if the necessary sum is not raised. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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