Moot Hall


The Moot Hall, Colchester

A Town Hall organ built in 1902 by Norman & Beard Ltd. This tubular-pneumatic instrument had undergone only minor changes in the 1930s and 70s, was restored back largely to its Edwardian condition, replete with its leathered diapasons. Finance was obtained through a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

An AIOA advisor prepared the HLF application for the Borough Council, which included a formal procurement process and a detailed education programme and composition completion, run in collaboration with a local art gallery and fisheries industry.