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Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society

Telephone Number :  01308 482293 or 07850 871000

Email address :  andrew@beos.org.uk

Contact name :  Andrew Bailey

Venue address : Queen Elizabeth’s School , Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4DT

About Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society

LATEST NEWS as of 25 November

Having lost the use of Queen Elizbeth School as our venue due to the on-going Covid restrictions, we are now planning to restart our concerts in March 2022 at a new venue, The Hamworthy Club.  Finding a new venue with suitable available dates has proved challenging, but we hope to be able to hold our concerts on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7pm for 7.30pm.

More details as soon as we have confirmed with the Hamworthy Club.

 

Our History

Formed in 1966, as the Bournemouth branch of The Hammond Organ Society under the chairmanship of Mr. Sydney Webb, the interest was such that by late 1967 it was becoming clear that the appointment of a committee was desirable.  The annual subscription at that time was set at 1 guinea for the first member with half a guinea for additional family members.  Meetings were held in hotels in the Bournemouth area.

At a committee meeting in 1976, a recommendation was put forward that the Society's name be changed, and at the AGM that year the current name of Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society was adopted. The new Society became autonomous at this time and free of any company association.

The move to the Allendale Centre in Wimborne took place on the 21st August 1979, with a membership of 145.  The membership currently stands at around 130, and in January 2016 we moved to a superb new venue at Queen Elizabeth's School.

The Society owes its thanks to all the past Chairmen, Secretaries, Treasurers and committee members for their commitment and dedication, also to all members and visitors who have loyally supported us, and the artistes who have given us so much pleasure in the past.

We continue to enjoy a healthy attendance and can guarantee an enthusiastic response for visiting artistes.  An invitation is warmly extended to visitors at each concert, pre-booking is not required. 

 

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Bournemouth Electronic Organ Society's Concert Diary

2020
February 18thJoanne Powell nee Naulls
March 17thCANCELLED (more details)

POSTPONED due to COVID-19 risk

May 19thCANCELLED
June 16thCANCELLED
July 21stCANCELLED
August 18thCANCELLED
September 15thCANCELLED
October 20thCANCELLED
November 17thCANCELLED (more details)

Cancelled

2022
March 10thChris Powell
April 14thDavid Last
May 12thBrett Wales
June 9thMark Thompson
July 14thTony Stace
August 18thMichael Wooldridge
September 8thAndrew Nix
October 13thIan Griffin
November 10thSteve Hubble
December 8thPete Shaw
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