Betty Has Left the Building!

Between the 23rd of February and the 12th of March Nicholson’s came to dismantle Betty and take her back to their workshop in Malvern. It took two solid days of dismantling, lifting and cleaning to get Betty out of her bed-chamber in the North aisle of St John’s Hyde Park and a couple of days to load her into the lorrie and driver her to the spa.

Decorative pipes removed, showing pipes behind.

Decorative pipes removed, showing pipes behind.

Decorative pipes being cleaned outside on a  sunny day.

Decorative pipes being cleaned outside on a sunny day.

Decorative pipes removed, showing pipes behind.

Decorative pipes removed, showing pipes behind.

Decorative pipes cleaned out and ready to go to the conservator.

Decorative pipes cleaned out and ready to go to the conservator.

Scaffolding starts to go up.

Scaffolding starts to go up.

Decorative wooden pipes removed, showing swell box behind.

Decorative wooden pipes removed, showing swell box behind.

Wooden pipes ready for conservator's restoration with assistance from volunteers.

Wooden pipes ready for conservator’s restoration with assistance from volunteers.

Pipes laid out in trays for

Pipes laid out in trays for

Trays of pipes ready to go to Nicholson's.

Trays of pipes ready to go to Nicholson’s.

The swell box has been opened and the swell pipes removed.

The swell box has been opened and the swell pipes removed.

Scaffolding with crane to lift sound boards out of the core of Betty.

Scaffolding with crane to lift sound boards out of the core of Betty.

Scaffolding with crane to lift sound boards out of the core of Betty.

Scaffolding with crane to lift sound boards out of the core of Betty.

Keyboards removed.

Keyboards removed.

Betty laid bare in North Aisle of the Church.

Betty laid bare in North Aisle of the Church.

The organ chamber - windows uncovered.

The organ chamber – windows uncovered.

Betty's bed-chamber waiting for a bit of re-decorating.

Betty’s bed-chamber waiting for a bit of re-decorating.

Structure removed from Betty, ready to be removed.

Structure removed from Betty, ready to be removed.

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