Mr William Boggis was apprenticed in London and worked at various times
for many of the famous names in organ building - Gern, T S Jones, R
Huntingford and Comptons. His new firm flourished, expanding its tuning
and maintenance contracts and building new organs, including the one
in St Remigius Church, Roydon, the home parish of the firm.
1961, Mr Boggis was seeking a new apprentice, Rodney Briscoe joined
straight from school. With a natural skill in woodwork, metalwork and
all things practical, together with musical ability, Rodney took the
work with enthusiasm, becoming a partner in 1972, then taking over in
1976 when William Boggis retired.
Having been apprenticed a the height of their fashion, Mr Boggis was
an expert at pneumatic actions and Rodney Briscoe has learned this skill
from him. This skill has been called upon on several occasions to repair
and restore pneumatic actions where other efforts have previously failed.
Rodney Briscoe and his wife Sarah have run the business since then and
continued the growth in the number of tunings and the large variety
traditional and modern organ building activities.