The time has finally come to remove Salisbury Cathedral’s Father Willis organ for restoration. The last time such a comprehensive restoration was undertaken was 50 years ago.
The Father Willis organ was put into the Cathedral in the 19th Century at cost of £3500, a sum gifted by Miss Chafyn Grove. The organ case cost £1000 to build, and the blowing apparatus an additional £800-1000. By comparison, the bill for the work being done this time round is likely to top £700,000 and will put the organ out of action until the start of 2020. Read more
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