Wooden Pipe Conservation

Beth Tector working on pipes

Beth Tector working on pipes

The wooden pipes, originally decorated with a graining style of painting, faced down the North aisle of the church. Over the years the painting has been overshadowed by dirt and damaged.

Elizabeth Holford, a heritage conservationist, is working on restoring Betty’s metal pipes at her studio in Bristol, and will also supervise Bethan Tector, a conservation student, who is working on restoring the wooden pipes. Beth is being assisted by volunteers from the local community who are receiving some tuition in conservation whilst helping to restore Betty’s wooden pipes to their former glory. If you would like to help to restore the pipe decoration and receive free tuition in conservation, please contact Robert Greenhill, Project Coordinator, via the church office.

Elizabeth Holford and volunteers restoring pipes

Elizabeth Holford and volunteers restoring pipes

Volunteers cleaning pipes

Volunteers cleaning pipes

Damage from 130+ years of wear

Damage from 130+ years of wear

Volunteers restoring pipes.

Volunteers restoring pipes.

Thumb print used to create knot in grain of painted wood grain.

Thumb print used to create knot in grain of painted wood grain.

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