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We encourage members to follow Government advice and not to attend public events. Please also see 'Club Events' page.

March 17 2020: As a result of the PM's recommendations the following venues have announced postponement of organ events for the foreseeable future. We will put further details and updates here as we hear them but please see their websites/Facebook pages for information:

Barnsley Astoria Centre

Bilston Town Hall 

Bournemouth Pavilion


Cannock Chase The Barn

Clayhall St John Vianney

East Sussex National

Greenlaw New Palace Centre 

Hampton-in-Arden Fentham Hall 

Howden-le-Wear New Victoria Centre

London Troxy

Louth Town Hall

Odeon Theatres

Peel Green LTOT Heritage Centre

Penistone Paramount

Regent Street Cinema

Rye Milligan Theatre

Saltaire Victoria Hall

Shrewsbury Buttermarket

Singing Hills

Spalding Burtey Fen 

Stockport Town Hall

Woodhall Spa Kinema in the Woods

The TOC hopes all our friends and colleagues stay healthy throughout this testing time and that organ events will once again be resumed as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

After , the West of England Theatre Organ Society is to be disbanded. It has been agreed with the Society that the Club will finance at least two events at the Odeon per year from 2017. The Club is still in discussion with WETOS and Odeon as to when these events will be, but the Club is delighted to be associated with this historic Compton organ. The organ will continue to be looked after by Ben Snowdon and his team, which has done such a splendid job in recent years. The Club also...

Following the death of and a recent bequest from a member, who requested that the legacy be used to further preserve organs in the UK, the Club has purchased Mike's historic Style F Wurlitzer, which is believed to be the last surviving original Style F in the country. The organ has been safely removed (with both your Newsletter Editor and Southern District Secretary lending a hand) and will be installed at Paul Kirner's Music Palace. The team there, which has recently done such a good job...

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of Frank Hare's death just short of his 93rd birthday. He had been unwell since Christmas and passed away in the care of Leeds hospital. Frank was the TOC in the North having founded the northern district in 1950 and having acted as the secretary ever since. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and those who perhaps only knew him through the newsletter and his many recordings and broadcasts. His reputation as an...

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