Exactly 45 years to the night since the opening show with George Blackmore, the Guernsey Electronic Organ Society held its final ever concert on Wednesday 16th July with Chris Powell. Sadly, a combination of ever increasing air and ferry fares coupled with the island's relative isolation have meant that it has become increasingly difficult to keep things going.... That said, July 16th saw a larger than usual crowd assemble at the delightful Peninsula Hotel, who were treated to a wonderful 'pre-concert play in' from Gerald Henshaw, followed by Chris Powell's 9th visit to play there and also a well-received hot supper during the interval!
It was a very emotional night with some touching speeches from both Gerald Henshaw and Doug Francis and the 'party' atmosphere made sure that this was a true celebration of 45 great years just gone!
The Guernsey committee are to be congratulated on their impeccable hard work and enthusiasm over the years including the upkeep of their resident Yamaha EL90 instrument and sound system as well as tireless promotions including arranging regular artiste interviews on BBC Radio Guernsey and also their wonderful hospitality of all the countless visiting players from the UK... Pictured are the committee including; Terry King, Denis Leech, Nigel Bourgaize, Mick Warren, Sheila Vivian, Gerald Henshaw, Joan Herve, Joyce francis, Doug Francis together with Chris Powell.
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