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Malvern firm builds largest organ
Organ pipes
Quality rather than quantity is the hallmark of the company

Malvern-based Nicholson and Co has been chosen to build a £1.5m organ for Llandaff Cathedral.

The organ will be the biggest built in a British cathedral for more than forty years.

The new organ will have more than 4,800 pipes, ranging from only half-an-inch to 26 feet.

The work is due to be finished by Easter 2010, replacing an organ that had to make-do since the cathedral was damaged by a German land mine in 1941.

Test facilities

The organ company was founded by John Nicholson in 1841, in a workshop in the Palace Yard in Worcester.

It's latest premises are at Lower Interfields in Malvern, and the 1,200 square metre workshop is large enough for organs to be pre-assembled and tested, before being shipped to their new home.

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