St Oswald's Organ

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Reference WMO258791

Address:

St Oswald's Church

Church Stile

Grasmere

Ambleside

LA22 9SW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Organ
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
About the memorial: The organ in St Oswald's Church was donated by Mr & Mrs John Taylor in memory of their daughter Nellie, a military ambulance driver who died on active service in France on 27th June 1918.The order was given in March 1923 to the leading Yorkshire organ-building firm of J. J. Binns, and was installed in November the same year. It had three manuals and 26 speaking stops. The organ has been regularly maintained over the years and received some modest upgrading, however its condition has deteriorated and renovation is now urgent.
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DEDICATED TO THE GLORY OF GOD & IN LOVING MEMORY OF NELLIE TAYLOR, V.A.D., OF THE 10TH MOTOR AMBULANCE CONVOY, BRITISH RED CROSS, WHO DIED IN FRANCE JUNE 27TH 1918, AND WAS INTERRED AT MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETARY, LE TREPORT. SECOND DAUGHTER OF JOHN TAYLOR ESQ. C.B.E. AND MRS TAYLOR OF HELMSIDE, GRASMERE, AND BRYWOOD, BIRKDALE. THIS ORGAN IS THE GIFT OF HER SORROWING PARENTS.

NELLIE TAYLOR, V.A.D.

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