New carvings in lime wood for the 1969 organ case from the Dartington College of Arts
The pipe organ was built in 1969 for the Dartington School of Arts, in Devon, England, by Roger Yates organ builder. William Drake completed this instrument in 2012 and Thomas Trotter organist performed a recital opening in the owner's music room , the gilded pipe shades were carved be me and the gilding by J B.
About Roger Yates
Roger Yates was born in 1905, he became an organ builder when apprenticed to Henry Willis in London from 1922 until 1928.In 1928 he purchased the organ building business of C. F. Lloyd in Nottingham where he worked until 1937 when he moved to Bodmin, Cornwall taking several of his employees with him. In 1946, he moved to the Old Rectory, Michaelstowe, Cornwall where he worked on his own until 1972. Roger Yates built his last pipe organ for the Church of St Andrew in Stogursey, Somerset in England, William Drake, also an organ builder, helped him to complete the instrument.