Moot Hall organ restoration works agreed

Gazette: Cllr Nigel Chapman, chairman of Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, in front of the organ. Cllr Nigel Chapman, chairman of Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, in front of the organ.

AN HISTORIC organ is set to be restored to its former glory.

Lottery funding means the Moot Hall organ, in Colchester Town Hall, can be removed and brought back to its best before being returned to the hall.

Works have now been approved by senior councillors at Colchester Council’s cabinet and a contractor appointed.

Built in 1902 by Norman & Beard the organ has been unplayable for more than ten years after problems with its inner workings and pipes.

The restoration works are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £416,300 with match funding raised by The Friends of the Moot Hall Organ, including grants from The Hervey Benham Trust and The Essex Heritage Trust.

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9:58am Tue 11 Mar 14

Catchedicam says...

Fabulous news, I just hope that they have some recitals so that many of the community can hear it in all it's glory.
Fabulous news, I just hope that they have some recitals so that many of the community can hear it in all it's glory. Catchedicam
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10:28am Tue 11 Mar 14

Jess Jephcott says...

As a contributor to this cause I welcome this news. Well done Nigel and team.
As a contributor to this cause I welcome this news. Well done Nigel and team. Jess Jephcott
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1:53pm Tue 11 Mar 14

A Very Primate Gentleman says...

As someone who spends a lot of my spare time playing my own organ I welcome these renovation works.
As someone who spends a lot of my spare time playing my own organ I welcome these renovation works. A Very Primate Gentleman
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2:06pm Tue 11 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

What a strange people we are, we elect people to run public office and take care of the borough and they cant even keep an organ in good order.what will we see next the friends of county pot holes.will we get a lottery grant do you think.
What a strange people we are, we elect people to run public office and take care of the borough and they cant even keep an organ in good order.what will we see next the friends of county pot holes.will we get a lottery grant do you think. stevedawson
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2:14pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
As someone who spends a lot of my spare time playing my own organ I welcome these renovation works.
lol
[quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: As someone who spends a lot of my spare time playing my own organ I welcome these renovation works.[/p][/quote]lol Ritchie_Hicks
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4:11pm Tue 11 Mar 14

wearebeingwatched says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
A Very Primate Gentleman wrote:
As someone who spends a lot of my spare time playing my own organ I welcome these renovation works.
lol
Well AVPG is a bit of a tool
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Very Primate Gentleman[/bold] wrote: As someone who spends a lot of my spare time playing my own organ I welcome these renovation works.[/p][/quote]lol[/p][/quote]Well AVPG is a bit of a tool wearebeingwatched
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