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The 132-year-old Organ playing its tune for the last time

132 year old Willis Organ

Canterbury Cathedral is pulling out all the stops to upgrade it's 132 year-old Willis Organ which has been played for the last time before being dismantled.

The organ is at the centre of a £3.8million restoration project.

Watch the full report by Sarah Saunders here:

Canterbury Cathedral has been resonating to the sound of this organ since it was constructed by Henry Willis in 1886.

But it has become unreliable.

Seals are failing and some of the keys don't work. Now, it will be restored and enhanced.

Cathedral organist David Flood was the first to play the organ after it was last restored in 1979. He now plays its final swansong before it is upgraded:

This organ has presided over some of the most momentous events at Canterbury Cathedral in the century: the enthronement's of 4 archbishops and at the historic vista from Pope John Paul in 1982.

Pope John Paul in 1982.

Unusually the organs pipework is hidden in the roof space above the Quire. Some of the pipes here date back to the 17th.

Some of the pipes here date back to the 17th.

Sarah Frankland from Cathedral Trust says its one of the smallest organs in one of the largest cathedrals:

As well as renovation there will be expansion. New pipes some 32 feet long will be added effective doubling the size of instrument.

It should be ready in time for the Lambeth Conference in 2020.