Information on the Trust's activities at Stockport Town Hall and the L.T.O.T. Theatre Organ Heritage Centre, which contains the history and biographical details of Robert Hope-Jones, the acknowledged Father of the Wurlitzer, can also be found on the following web site www.ltot.org.uk
The 4/20 Wurlitzer now installed in the ballroom of Stockport Town Hall, was originally installed in the Paramount/Odeon Theatre Manchester.
Following the redevelopment of the Theatre into a Multiplex Cinema, the organ was purchases by the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust and installed in Manchester's Free Trade Hall, and opened in 1977. It was featured and presented by many of the worlds leading International Theatre Organists during this time and also featured in The Manchester International Festival.
On completion of Manchester's new concert hall, The Bridgewater Hall, the Free Trade Hall was closed and redeveloped into a 5 star hotel. The Wurlitzer was removed and successfully installed in the ballroom of Stockport Town Hall, opening in 1999.
The organ is acknowledged as one of the best installations in the Theatre Organ World and is used extensively, not only by the L.T.O.T., but also Stockport M.B.C. and outside events.
Never miss the opportunity to see and hear this magnificent instrument, you will not be disappointed.
Don't forget to see our other listing - Lancastrian Theatre Organ Tust - Heritage Centre on the club menu. http://www.organfax.co.uk/clubs/heritagecentre/