Tony Stace at
Launceston Electronic Orga...
We have just received late news of a concert tomorrow, Sunday 28th September. Matthew Bason will be playing a concert at the Social Welfare Hall, Harworth at 2.00pm. This is to celebrate the thirty five years that the Christie organ has been at the location. There will be refreshments and a dance show included. Please note parking at the venue is free.
Originally installed in the Regal cinema Durham and opened on March 27 1934 with Herbert Maxwell at the console. Herbert Maxwell broadcast the organ on several occasions. The two manual console operated 7 units of pipes viz: Tibia, Diapason, Tuba, Viol, Clarinet, Vox and Flute. Numbered 2912, it was installed by Blacket & Howden, organ builders of Byker. The organ was purchased by Harworth Organ Enthusiasts in 1972 and opened on 30 September 1973 by David Hamilton and Robin Richmond.
Address: Social Welfare Hall, Whitehouse Road, Bircotes, Doncaster, DN11 8EF.
Contact: Mick Mason (Secretary) Phone: 01302 744584
For a map to find the venue, visit the Cinema Organ Society website.
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