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Organs in danger => Organs in danger => Topic started by: Contrabombarde on October 05, 2017, 11:15:34 AM

Title: Saving the Walcker in Birmingham's Central Methodist Hall
Post by: Contrabombarde on October 05, 2017, 11:15:34 AM
Birmingham's Central Methodist Hall is home to a large three manual Walcker which was originally built for a church in Germany, and was brought to eh UK in 1903. I played it about 30 years ago and thought it was a very grand, if somewhat tired, creature. Sadly the hall has been disused for many years, having ceased to be a nightclub venue some time after its ecclesiastical function stopped. Today's local paper says that it is to be converted into a new hotel and leisure centre. What particularly struck me in the report was a claim that as part of the refurbishment the organ is to restored. Can anyone shed light on this potentially very welcome news?