Weʼre raising £500 to Restore Sidholme Music Room in Sidmouth Devon, England
- Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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The Current Project - The Chandeliers
In the early eighteen sixtie, seven Osler glass chandeliers were installed. All are suspended from the lofty music room ceiling and originally were gas fuelled. They are now in urgent need of repair and can no longer light this magnificent room properly. To regain the original overhead lighting brilliance and regain the true ambience of this wonderful room is the current objective of the Friends of Sidholme Music Room.
Work on the 7 chandeliers is planned in 3 phases.
The first phase, currently in work, is for the central and MAIN CHANDELIER.
Wilkinson plc. who hold the Royal Warrant for chandeliers have now removed this chandelier to their specialist Kent workshops. Work has commenced, and it is planned will be completed by the end of 2017. In the meantime we have hung a bucket of water in its place to maintain tension on the cable to the winding mechanism!
The MAIN CHANDELIER is pictured below as it was before removal to Kent. This shows the urgent need for conservation and repair. In particular, you will see the misalignment of components, the most obvious sign of fatigue.
The 2nd and 3rd phases will be to restore the remaining 6 chandeliers in 2 batches and fundraising for that element of restoration is now in hand.
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About the fundraiser
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
This is a community project to ensure the protection of an important and listed house that has an important part in the history of Sidmouth and as a facility that can be enjoyed by all in the local community.