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by Gary Tollerfield

After the rebuilding of Ypres Cathedral following its destruction in the First World War, a new organ was built in the North Transept by Annessens in 1930. The organ front was designed by the architect J. Coomans. It is a bold three-tower design with curved flats to the end towers, an unusual feature in England. I can only think of Reading Town Hall case (Willis 1882) which has this characteristic, but members will doubtless remind me of others. The overall effect of the case is enhanced by the pipe stencilling, which echoes the pattern of the pipe mouths.

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