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. Subscriptions at that time were set at 1 guinea for the first member of a family 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 voted for and adopted. The new Society became autonomous at this time and free of any company franchise.
The move to the current venue in Wimborne took place on the 21st August 1979, with a membership of 145. This figure has steadily increased since then, and now stands at around 250.
The Society owes 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 membership, and can almost guarantee a full house for visiting artistes. An invitation is warmly extended to visitors at each concert where we endeavour to accommodate everyone.
The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm
Members admission: Included in subscription
Visitors admission: £5.00
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|January 15th||Ben Scott-Hyde|
|January 15th||Ben Scott Hyde|
|February 19th||Jon Smith|
|March 19th||Kevin Grunill|
|April 16th||DirkJan Ranzijn|
|May 21st||Tim Flint|
|June 18th||Brett Wales|
|July 16th||John Bowdler|
|August 20th||Chris Powell|
|September 17th||Michael Wooldridge|
|October 15th||Mark Thompson|
|November 19th||Andrew Nix|
|December 17th||Tony Stace|
|January 21st||Ian House|
|February 18th||Janet Dowsett|
|May 20th||Chris Jones|
|July 15th||Richard Bower|
|August 19th||Chiho Sunamoto|
|September 16th||Elizabeth Harrison|
|November 18th||David Thomas|
|December 16th||Brett Wales|