1949 - 1952: The Worcester firm of Nicholsons quoted for a complete rebuild of the organ. (At the time the’...cost of a new organ will be “2,250.’ The console and the casework were brand new, leading people to assume that the contents were also new. This was not so. Historically we may possess an organ of some importance.
Nicholson’s estimate shows that apart from making a new detached console and a new oak case, they would use the existing electric blower, and revoice and use as much of the original pipework ( possibly half to two thirds of that presently in use) as possible, adding 5 new stops. It was noted, at the time, ‘..the wood stops (wooden pipes) possessed great charm’ and (...that the nails used were hand made and, therefore, the pipes must have come from an organ of great age.’ The completed organ was guaranteed for 25 years.