Richard D.Hird MA., MRTPI (rtd)., LTCL


RDH 2011

Educated at
BGS Batley Grammar School [1957-1964] and St.Peter's College, Oxford [1964-67]
 and professionally at
Leeds School of Town Planning [1967-70]: now part of Leeds Metropolitan University


Retired Chartered Town Planner

[ The Royal Town Planning Institute]

latterly employed by DCC    Durham County Council [DCC]


Other activities and interests


Durham Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches [DAC]
Diocesan Offices, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, Co.Durham DL14 7QJ
Diocesan Advisory Committee. Secretary: Bill Heslop
Tel. 01388-450577,  Fax: 01388-603695
Diocesan Registry (Philip Wills): Tel. 01388-450576
Diocesan Homepage
The Organs Adviser's page



25 years as Hon.Treasurer
The British Institute of Organ Studies [BIOS]
(Registered Charity No.283936)
Do check out the National Pipe Organ Register [NPOR], which BIOS has established and maintains.



Formerly a long-standing member of the Organs Committee of the
The Council for the Care of Churches [CCC]
Fifth Floor, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3NZ
Tel. 020-7898-1874, Fax: 020-7898-1881, E-mail


Sometime Organs Adviser and Monitor to the Joint Scheme for Churches (EH/HLF)
administered by English Heritage



Council Member (sometime Treasurer and Secretary):
Darlington & District Organists' & Choirmasters' Association [DDOCA]
Secretary: Brian Varley, 11 Dene Hall Drive, Bishop Auckland  Co.Durham Dl14 6UF
Tel. 01388-606075,  E-mail
Check out the Darlington Organists' Homepage
North East organ recitals



Sherburn Hospital Church
2m 15ss Harrison & Harrison 1896
Organ details


    At Marmoutier Cathedral, Alsace: Sept. 2005 

Sings with Durham Singers, and
Cantores Vagantes [World Tour appearances]



[A history of] Durham Cathedral Organs - with James Lancelot (1991)
available from Durham Cathedral Bookshop, DH1 3EQ
 current price £7.99 (add 76p p&p for mail order)

Do also take a look at A brief Cathedral organs' history
Durham Cathedral organ stoplist
Durham Cathedral organ recitals 

and has written various articles concerning organs' research findings in the Durham area,
notably in JBIOS 18 (1994) p.48, JBIOS 14 (1990) p.96, JBIOS 29 (2005), 
The Organ No.266 (1988) p.159, and The Organ No.273 (1990) p.54.

Richard Hird's father David recalls his musical training as a pupil of Sir Edward Bairstow

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Last updated 14th June 2011