Pulling out all the stops
Carl Heslop, who was initiated in 2013 into Highcross Lodge, No. 4835, has dedicated his spare time and expertise during the past year to refurbishing the pipe organ in the Holmes’ Lodge Room at Freemasons’ Hall, Leicester.
The 1903 Stephen Taylor of Leicester pipe organ was a mechanical action organ of modest size, comprising eight stops spread over two manuals. The work conducted by Carl over the past year involved significantly enlarging and modernising the existing Taylor, while retaining everything that was already there and re-using it in the specification.
Provincial Grand Master David Hagger thanked Carl on behalf of the Province for the tremendous effort and time he has put in to restoring the organ to its former glory.