The Organ Works
This sign is over the door of the former Springwood Organ Works in Huddersfield. It's within a stone's throw of the office. The building has now been converted into flats.
The works were opened in 1873 and at the time it was said to be the largest and best equipped in England, employing eighty craftsmen. The firm built around thirty large organs each year.
The firm went from strength to strength, but this was interrupted by a serious fire at the Organ Works in 1910. There soon followed the Great War, after which the building of new places of worship declined, but Peter Conacher & Company's work was still in demand.
Today, Peter Conacher & Company concentrates on the high quality conservation and restoration of pipe organs, harmoniums and reed organs of all makes, and carries out general maintenance and tuning, as well as continuing act as a Conservator for museums.