£7 – £10

Made in Leeds: Organ Pipe Manufacturers & Voicers

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F Booth & Son (Voicers) Ltd

331 Varley Street

Unit 6 Owlcoates Business Centre

Leeds

LS28 6AN

United Kingdom

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Join us on a visit to F. Booth and Son (Voicers) Ltd - a small company of organ pipe manufacturers and voicers - in their workshop behind the Owlcotes Shopping Centre in Pudsey.

Observe the craft skills required to produce new pipes as well as restoration of old and historic pipes for organs around the world. Learn how pipes are cut out, rounded up (mainly by hand) then soldered together.

All pipes are manufactured to customers’ requirements from start to finish under one roof.

When the pipes are made they are then voiced – a highly skilled process which for flue pipes is a matter of cut up and manipulation of the mouth area to adjust speech, for reed pipes, brass reed tongues are curved to achieve the speech.

Due to the restricted floor area this visit will be capped to the first 20 people who book.

NB: Please note that photographs may be taken for publicity purposes. If you do not wish to by photographed, please let us know at the start of the event.


DIRECTIONS

BY CAR: Free Parking at Owlcotes Shopping Centre – Access nr. Stanningley Bypass and off B6155.

Park up by M&S or Asda (both have Café and Toilets). Walk down service road to the right side of M&S as you face their frontage; take next left foot path across to low rise industrial units. Look for Unit 6 where we will greet you.

BY TRAIN: New Pudsey Station and walk towards Owlcotes Shopping Centre then take directions as above

BY BUS: From Leeds, Take 72 or 503 Bus to Stanningley Bottom. Walk under viaduct into Varley Street and take 2nd turning on right. Look for Unit 6 where we will be outside a rather unassuming door to greet you.

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F Booth & Son (Voicers) Ltd

331 Varley Street

Unit 6 Owlcoates Business Centre

Leeds

LS28 6AN

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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