Wind of change

The Daily Telegraph - - News -

Work­ers re­move the pipes of York Min­ster’s grand or­gan for its first re­fur­bish­ment since 1903. The or­gan spe­cial­ists Har­ri­son & Har­ri­son are tak­ing apart the in­stru­ment – in­clud­ing al­most all its 5,403 pipes – to trans­port it to their work­shop in Durham. The work will cost £2 mil­lion and take around two years.

The grand or­gan dates from the early 1830s and is one of the largest cathe­dral or­gans in the coun­try, weigh­ing ap­prox­i­mately 20 tons. Its pipes range in length from the size of a pen­cil to 10m long. It was re­vealed yes­ter­day that £1m of the re­fur­bish­ment cost has al­ready been met by a pri­vate in­di­vid­ual who wishes to re­main anony­mous.

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