Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
Garfield Street, Wentworthville
Builder unknown (W.E. Richardson? c.1890) (2/22 mechanical and tubular-pneumatic)
From SOJ February 1978, October/November 1982:
This organ was purchased from Clowes Street Baptist church, West Gorton in Manchester, UK. It was installed at Wentworthville in 1979 by Anthony Welby. Further restoration work has been carried out over the years by Brown & Arckley as there weren't sufficient funds to complete a full restoration at the time of its installation. The builder is thought to be W.E. Richardson from Manchester.
Frank Duff writes (by email 16 September 2015):
I project managed the installation, ex shipping containers from UK, and still retain some plans and documentation.
The purchase initiative came from Tony Welby ... but he played no subsequent part.
The specification is:
Double Gamba TC
Stop. Diap. Clarabella
Voix Celeste TC
Grand Open Diap.
Swell to Great
Swell to Pedal
Great to Pedal
3 compositional pedals to Great
2 compositional pedals to Swell
Lever swell pedal
© PdL 2006
Mechanical action. Dummy backfalls counterbalance the weight of the long vertical trackers of the Swell. (Ian Brown Oct 2015)
Great pipework after cleaning of reeds (Ian Brown Oct 2015)