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No. 31 GOLDEN NOTES

Editor's Letter Dear Members & Friends, The month of January 1977 is one that I am going to remember for very many years, for it is a month that has brought sorrow for many organ enthusiasts - we at Harworth have mourned the passing of our friend and colleague Ken. Members of the Organ Society at Louth Town Hall suffered the loss of one of their committee men, and at Abingdon our friend Fred Hays - who wrote in our last issue the article "........ or shall we Dance", lost his wife. We extend our deepest sympathy to our friends at Louth and Abingdon and to the family of our friend Ken. Inspite of the sadness we felt, our Dinner and Dance proved to be a success. The meal was first class and on your behalf I have forwarded to Mrs Warrior and her helpers our sincere thanks. I am sure that all those present enjoyed the evening. Our concert on the Sunday also proved to be a success, once more our members came in great numbers filling the hall. Peter Jebson gave us a fine concert, his first visit to Harworth, but certainly not his last Our next concert is by our President Arnold Loxam. I trust that all our members will try to be at this concert and once more make it a full house. For the second time since our formation I shall not be with you for this concert. I shall be taking your good wishes to Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire, where our member and friend Herbert Shrimpton will be celebrating 55 years as organist at his Baptist Church. Some years ago he installed a Compton Theatre organ in his church and on Saturday 26th of February he will be giving a concert to celebrate this achievement. The organ came from the Gaumont Cinema in Southall, London. He recently achieved an ambition of his to play a cinema organ in public at the Regal Cinema, Henley-on-Thames. I am still short of material for our Journal. If you can put pen to paper then let me hear from you. Till we meet again, good listening - see you Soon a Sincerely, Stan Morris.


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Introducing you to the IPSWICH LIGHT ORGAN MUSIC SOCIETY The Ipswich Light Organ Music Society was formed during August 1966 by six Cinema Organ enthusiasts. Since then the Society has gone from strength to strength and now has a membership approaching 25O. Soon after the formation of the Society, the original founder members put in a great deal of work and arranged the Society's first ever public concert, this being held at the A.B.C. (Ritz), Ipswich during October, 1966, on the 3c/8 Wurlitzer with Grand Piano. The concert was an overwhelming success and here it is worth while recording that the organists on this auspicious occasion were Michael Cornell (one of the founder members), Dave Nicholas who made an overnight journey from Blackpool and to close the concert, our good friend, Len Rawle. The large enthusiastic audience gave each organist a tremendous welcome and as this was the first time in three years that a Cinema Organ had been heard live in Ipswich, it is quite obvious that the meeting had great impact. So much so that a large number of people applied for membership and it was this concert that really put the society on its feet. Having gained a substantial membership not only from the Ipswich area but from East Anglia and even further afield, the Committee was then faced with the problem of maintaining interest among the members by deciding on future activities, with the emphasis on actual participation by those who wished to do so. The decisions then taken were obviously correct, as the formula has since hardly changed, with all activities being well supported. Each year the Society has presented three concerts at the local A.B.C. one concert on a straight organ, at least two electronic concerts, never less than three tape meetings, with member participation in one form or another, as well as an annual dinner, and an outing to an organ installation of interest. Thanks to an enterprising Editor, a four page monthly newsletter has served to pass on organ news from far and wide as well as local "gossip" to all members. No official record of the Society's activities would be complete without mentioning the outstanding concert during October 1970 when, after a great deal of work, the Society had a full cinema for a concert by Reginald Dixon. We take great pride in the fact that this was Mr. Dixon's first appearance in a Southern Cinema since his retirement from the Tower Wurlitzer. Organ


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enthusiasts travelled from far and wide to give support to the Society in its venture and to enjoy a first class concert. The Society is also proud of the fact that the Ipswich Wurlitzer was chosen for the most successful broadcast by Noel Briggs in "The Organist Entertains' programme on Radio 2. The now famous "Briggs Tiger Rag" met with such enthusiasm that the item was included in the B.B.C. record "More Hits from The Organist Entertains" so that the Ipswich Wurlitzer is on the same record as such well known instruments as the organs of the Odeon, Manchester and Royal Albert Hall. The Society, like to think that because of their efforts, the Ipswich Wurlitzer has made not only a local, but a national comeback. In the early days of the Society, following a period of uncertainty about the use of the A.B.C. Wurlitzer, it was felt by the Committee that the Society should consider purchasing its own organ, and this decision was in fact taken at an Extraordinary General Meeting held in June 1967. Members were canvassed to ascertain the amount of money that would be subscribed, and having got a reasonably satisfactory answer, the Committee looked around for a suitable organ. After getting options on the Compton in the Odeon Romford and the Christie in the Essoldo Clacton, it was finally decided, in October, 1967, to purchase the latter. A final concert was held in November at which John Mann, Michael Cornell and Harold Flatman played the organ for members, most of whom were hearing it for the first time. The organ remained in situ whilst the committee looked for a suitable home for the instrument. Contact was made with local Education Authorities and Ipswich and Felixstowe councils, but none of these were interested. There were, however, two interested parties; a group trying to open a small scale cinema originally in the Greyfriars Development and subsequently in a Malting Conversion; and Castle Hill United Reformed Church. Whilst the cinema scheme seemed the more attractive, it proved over a period to be rather uncertain and the Society finally got down to serious negotiations with the Church, which led to an agreement in principle being reached in October, l968. Here it should be noted that the Church is a modern dual purpose structure with ideal acoustic properties for a pipe organ. The building is used for services on Sunday morning and evening, and on week days it is utilised for various meetings and social functions. So, quite obviously, the dual purpose building now has


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a dual purpose organ, used by the Church for services and by the Society for concerts with facilities for use by members. Shortly after the agreement was reached the Church constructed a basic organ loft in the apex of the building and the Society volunteers started Fork at the end of January l969. The moment of truth was at hand and as the team looked at the parts as they came out of store they often wondered if they would ever make Organ noises again. Perhaps it is as well at this point to review the aims of the Society in the re-installation. In the cinema, the organ, although a rather fine and fiery instrument, was thought to lack balance, as it had a very fine trumpet but a rather weak tibia. It was felt also that if possible the pedal department should be augmented. The overriding consideration however, was the need to scale down the volume to the needs of the hall without losing any tone colour. It was decided early on that the tibia rank should stand immediately behind the swell shutters to give it the best possible chance to sound out. Furthermore, the tibia in the front position would provide a barrier to tone down the impact of the trumpet and tuba ranks standing behind it. Early on in the installation the opportunity occurred to purchase a Wurlitzer reservoir and tremulant which has been used to give independent regulation of the wind supply to the tibia, this was previously on the same reservoir as the trumpet and tuba. Later on, the l6 foot diaphone chest and pipes from the Leicester Square Theatre were purchased to augment the pedal organ which now has l6 ft pitch on tibia, tuba and diapason. The main problems in the re-installation have all stemmed from the fact that because of the triangular shape of the chambers and the need to position the relay unit on stage this has been a complete rebuild as against a straight transplant. This meant that nearly all the trunking had to be remade to suit (by hand), that wooden support frames for the wind chests had to be modified and in some cases made from scratch, and that all the wiring from the relay to the accompaniment chamber had to be replaced because the original cables were too short. Because of the need for a completely different layout of the organ the task had been more complex than a straight transplant. The Organ was built by Hill, Norman and Beard, the makers of "Christie" unit organs and bears their works number 2956. Although


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built in 1935, some of the pipework bears identification marks of an earlier straight Organ. As installed in the cinema, it probably represents the ultimate development of the smaller Christie unit organs as not many new Christie instruments were installed after l935. Whereas many of the earlier organs were of the two-manual or coupler top manual type this is a full three-manual console. Typical Christie features are the provision of two "synthetic" ranks (Orchestral Oboe and Saxophone) Where the additional sound colours are obtained from the basic ranks of the organ; and the 32ft acoustic bass, where, instead of a set of pipes at 32ft pitch, pairs of notes are sounded on the l6ft pipes which produce a discord "beating" at the required frequency. The original ranks are; Trumpet Tuba (to 16Ft) Vox Humana and Tibia (to 16Ft) in the solo chamber; Diapason, Concert Flute and Viol D'Orchestra in the accompaniment chamber. As noted elsewhere, in the re-installation, the diapason has been extended down to l6Ft pitch with a diaphone unit. A glance at the console will show that provision has been made for the addition of a string celeste rank should this prove desirable. In addition to the pipework the organ has a full set of "traps". The tonal percussions consist of xylophone, glockenspiel, cathedral Chines and chrysaglott. Non-tonal percussions are bass drum, snare drum, tom-tom, crash cymbal, choke cymbal, castonets, tambourine, chinese block and triangle. Effects include train whistle, steamboat whistle, klaxon, telephone bell, surf and bird whistle. ______________ Concerts to be held at the Castle Hill Reformed Church, Ipswich. Sunday, 27th February, l977 at 2.45 p.m.

DAVID IVORY

Sunday, 27th March 1977 at 2.45 p.m.

BOBBY PAGAN

Sunday, 8th May, 1977 at 2.45 p.m.

DOUGLAS REEVE

We thank the committee of the Ipswich Light Organ Music Society for permission to print their story, and we wish them all a very happy future in the years ahead.


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THE PETER JEBSON CONCERT "YOUNG MR BLACKPOOL" Having heard our Guest organist some months ago on the Sheffield Compton, and having been impressed by the young man's ability, I was looking forward to hearing our Christie respond to his coaxing hands. As I drove to Harworth the fog, which had been with us during the morning, began to disperse and I was pleased to see our members arriving in good numbers as 2.30 p.m. approached. Peter put us in a lively mood straight away with the three marches every one can whistle at work or exercise ones' lungs in the bath "Old Comrades" "Blaze Away" and "Stars and Stripes". The second item, "Espana" is one of Waldteufel's most played pieces, and is always popular. Waldteufel wrote a great many tunes full of melody, and Peter played this one at just the right speed and his registration was first rate. The group of quicksteps that followed were favourites of old, played in the unmistakable Blackpool style. "You were meant for me", "Nobody's Sweetheart Now", "I can't give you anything but love", "Best things in life" etc. We then heard a very old Foxtrot, 'Samun' this is a lovely old tune, and is one of those tunes we all know when we hear it, but cannot put a name to it. The audience gave Peter sustained applause for the very fine Left hand Work to this melody. Strauss followed now, and what fresh adjective can one find to describe the famous maestro? 'Trisch Trasch' right through to the "Radetski March' beloved of all cinema organists. Time was flying by, and we were now being treated to some of the wonderful film tunes of the 30's & 40's a time when yours truly was in his youth, and in love with just about every glamorous screen queen there was "All I do is dream of you" "Thanks for the memory", "Singing in the rain", "Love is a many splendid thing" and "How about you", Ah! what memories of queueing outsides Doncaster Gaumont for ninepenny worth of another world! Peter was at home now with the Christie and the melodies beautifully played, brought great applause from the appreciative audience. 'South Rampart Street Parade" was the next item, this should have taken us along to the interval, but for good measure Peter gave us his version of "The Storm at Sea" so effective on the theatre organ and a firm favourite of all organ 'nuts'.


ARNOLD LOXAM We welcome yet again our President to the console of the Christie Theatre Organ, not just because he is our President - for that we are justly proud, but because when Arnold Loxam plays for us, we know we are in for a great time. Arnold Loxam started his musical career with piano lessons at the early age of five from which he has never looked back. His early training - like many other top organist was received on the church organ. An early dream of his being fulfilled - that of official organist at his own place of worship. His first broadcast was as percussionist with the Northern Philharmonic Orchestra from Leeds Town Hall; later playing or broadcasting under Sargent, Unger, Bantock, White and Beecham. l946 saw Arnold's introduction to his greatest love - the Cinema Organ at the "New Victoria" (Gaumont) Bradford, and in November l947 commenced broadcasting on the BBC theatre organ and on the large Wurlitzer that was in the Odeon Cinema, Leeds. His signature tune "Come back to Sorrento" has heralded many broadcasts to millions of thrilled listeners. Arnold Loxam has justly earned himself the title "Man of Music-Master of Rhythm", and how many of the organ enthusiasts have not heard of the 'Loxam Bounce". Arnold Loxam can proudly claim to be One of Britains most broadcast organists, with many broadcasts on "The Organist Entertains' BBC Radio 2, Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm and weekly programmes on BBC Radio Leeds. Arnold Loxam is also a composer/arranger, Musical Director, Teacher of Music and Dance Band Leader. For organ concerts and Dances he is in popular demand from Organ societies all over the country. DON KYNMAN - Bass/Baritone - has for many years been a 'pillar' of the Scarborough Amateur Operatic Society, and is the Chairman of the Society. Last year he gave one of his finest performances when taking the part of "Danilo" in the Society's highly successful production of the "Merry Widow". A truly great singer (he's 6'7" tall!) We offer you a great double bill, come along with a friend and enjoy a good afternoon of music and song. * * * * * * * *


PROGRAMME Signature Tune: "Sorrento" A.

A nice rousing start to the programme

R.

Romantic melodies from "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers"

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Nice and Easy (a) Moonlight in Vermont (b) Moonlight Becomes You.

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Of course, a spot of Rhythm here Songs from our Guest Artiste DON KYNMAN

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Lovely melodies of yester-years

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Dancing with yesterday

INTERVAL

Tickets for your Tea & Coffee are on sale at the side table. Tea 5p. Coffee 8p. & Biscuits

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A lively start to the second half

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Obviously contrasting with 'L' Songs from our Guest Artiste DON KYNMAN

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Marks the spot for a brainwave of the moment

A.

Another chance to play sweet melodies

M.

Must of course be a rhythmic ending Signature Tune: "Sorrento" A word from our Chairman - Stuart Warrior THE NATIONAL ANTHEM *****************************

Please support our L.P. record raffle - Tickets 5p. each. These may be purchased from Ron Strong, seated at the side table. Are you a member of the HARWORTH ORGAN ENTHUSIASTS - members receive a free copy of our Journal "GOLDEN NOTES" with reduced admission to our concerts. Our membership secretary Ron Morley will be pleased to give you information and help. You will find him seated at the side table. IF YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS CONCERT TELL US, BUT MOST OF ALL PLEASE TELL OTHERS.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Social Welfare Hall, Whitehouse Road, Bircotes, Near Doncaster BUFFET DANCE - Saturday, 5th March 1977. 8 p.m. to Midnight. Dancing to the music of THE ARTHUR LINDLEY TRIO. THE BRIAN SHARP WEEKEND - Saturday 23rd April 1977 8 p.m. to Midnight BUFFET DANCE - Dancing to the music of Brian Sharp at the Christie and Electronic organs. The demand for tickets for these two Buffet Dances will be heavy; to be sure of your tickets please purchase them early. This may be done at our next concert or by post from Mr M. Mason, 35 King Edward Road, Tickhill, Nr. Doncaster, S. Yorks. Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your tickets. Sunday 24th April 1977 at 2.30 p.m. BRIAN SHARP in concert. INFORMAL EVENING - Thursday 3rd March, l977 at 8 p.m. A musical evening provided by Chris Barber and some of his friends. It is hoped that we shall have a special surprise item book the date and come along with your friends. Admission is free - but we do take a collection to defray our costs. _________________ St Andrew's Methodist Church, Beckett Road, Doncaster Organ Recital with William Davies at the console, with songs from Pamela Runcieman. Saturday, 26th March 1977 at 7.30 p.m. Proceeds in aid of D.A.R.T. (Doctors' Accident Rescue Team). Tickets 50p. O.A.P.S. 30p. From Mr Ron Mason, 34, Norborough Road, Doncaster. _________________ City School, Stradbroke Road. Sheffield l3 Each third Sunday in the month at 2.30 p.m. February 20th REGINALD LIVERSIDGE. March l3th RONALD CURTIS. April 17th KEN OUTRAM. Playing the Compton. Theatre Organ for the Sheffield Theatre Organ Enthusiasts. _________________ Carlton Forum. Theatre, Coninaswath Road, Carlton, Nottingham Monday, 7th March 1977 at 8 p.m., JOHN MANN playing the Hammond C3 for The Nottingham Organ Society. _________________ Grand Hotel, Scarborough Wednesday May llth at 7.30 p.m. Annual Anniversary Concert - Featuring JOHN MANN with a guest singer. It is hoped that we may run a coach for this concert. _________________


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Pause for refreshments at this point and the comments of many members of the audience, left no doubt that we have found another gifted young man who will become a great favourite at Harworth. Before the start of the second half of our concert we had a tribute to the memory of our friend Ken, this included two of Ken's favourite Hymn tunes "Deep Harmony" and "Crimmond". Peter played these with great feeling, for a moment it was hard to believe that we were not in some great Cathedral - so majestic was the sound of the Christie, it was as if the old girl wished to give her best for a man who had done so much for her. The favourite overture 'Morning, Noon and Night' started our second half of light music for our delight, followed by some modern hits, including 'Save your kisses for me", "Fernando", "Dance in the old fashioned way" and "Y Viva Espana". Tunes that are real foot-tappers Peter, having just made a LP, which was only released the previous day - introduced this by playing the title tune "Nights of Gladness', so well played that the LP sounds a good buy at ÂŁ2.50p. (Yes it is a good buy, a really good record played on a Baldwin Electronic organ-with full measure of the 'Blackpool sound' Peter brought fifteen with him and sold them all and took some orders for more. Ed.) Showtime now with "76 Trombones", "Smile", "Rose Marie" "Student Prince" etc. What a wonderful programme of melody we have heard at this concert! I nearly forgot those old show stoppers, "Cherokee", "California", "Then the Saints" all played with great verve. To contrast with that selection we heard two of my favourites "Cavalleria Rusticana" delicately played, and "Dance of the Hours" a 'happy' tune. We were now invited to join in and sing some of those holiday tunes so beloved of the British holiday-maker at the sea side. Thus ended a wonderful afternoon of what seemed to me a feast of well loved music and song. Such prolonged applause for Peter that he gave us an extra ten minutes before we would go home! A tribute to this accomplished young man who must have a great future in the organ world. I am sure that I speak for all our members when I say to you Peter, a very big "THANK YOU". Ron Morley. Thank you. Ron for your first concert report, may you be able to write again for us. Ed.


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"KEN" In 197l, The Harworth Organ Enthusiasts was founded and in those days we were using an electronic organ for our concerts. A Theatre Organ of our own was the desire of the founder members, and in mid '72 a nucleus of "nuts" went up to Durham to examine the Christie in the Classic Cinema. This instrument obviously had potential, and once a bid had been accepted the job of dismantling and moving the Organ was arranged It was about this time that Mr Ken Mason became involved with us. He was a fitter by trade at Harworth Colliery, and our Chairman knowing that Ken possessed a H.G.V. Licence, asked if he would be willing to drive the lorry to Durham. So began Ken's association with the Christie Theatre Organ here at Harworth and apart from driving the lorry, Ken very quickly became an integral part of the task force, doing an immense amount of work as the organ was taken apart, transported, and gradually rebuilt. Once the initial installation had been completed, Ken was ever willing to give his time for the Society, whether it be work on the instrument itself, or any one of the hundreds of other 'unseen tasks. He became a driving force on the committee, and on the Dance sub-committee, and was often to be seen busy with the teapot and the Washing up, as well as organising the raffles at our dances. In addition, Ken was a Leading Fireman, having been in the service over 25 years. Wherever he went, he always had a smile to give, a joke to tell and a friendly word of advice to give where necessary. Most of you will remember Ken as the man who gave every one a friendly greeting when they 'paid their money' before entering the concert hall, and the same cheerful face was there after the final curtain to wish you a safe journey home. Whatever one is doing, be it for work or for pleasure, the job satisfaction is directly proportional to the effort put into the task. Ken was a fine example of this axiom, and was a man loved and respected by all who knew him. His memory is "built in" to the Christie, as indeed is the lasting impression left with all those privileged to have known him and worked with him in our society. His passing has brought sorrow amongst us, but we are determined to press on with the work of the H.O.E., knowing that if we all


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use Ken as an example, we can do no other than go on from strength to strength. Geoff. SORROW HAS ITS SEASON Mourn not with a broken heart when friends and dear ones go, For you the night of loneliness. For them the morning glow. For you the daily burden of the years that are to be. For them a new adventure in a world you cannot see. Sorrow has its season. Nothing lasts, not even grief. Every winter has its ending - then the greening leaf... One day you will wake and say that Time has eased the pain. That is how God's mercy works. Spring always comes again. PATIENCE STRONG. From the Editor and members of the Harworth Organ Enthusiasts We extend to Doreen, Graham and Elaine our deepest sympathy in their tragic loss of Husband and Father. It is hard to put in words what one feels in the heart. Ken truly built for himself a Heaven here on earth, he set before us an example that will be hard to follow. I am proud that I was given the chance to know him. NEW NEMBERS 276/277 278/ 279/ 280/ 281/282 283/ 284/ 285/286 287/ 288/ 289/290 291/ 292

Mr. & Mrs R. Duke, Harworth Miss J. Davis, Doncaster, South Yorkshire Mrs M. Gower, Mansfield, Notts. Air G. Parkes, Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Mr & Mrs J. Holden, Bircotes Mr A. Hellewell, Armthorpe, Doncaster, S. Yorks. Miss T. Hellewwell, Armthorpe, Doncaster, S. Yorks Mr. & Mrs F. Dring, Kirton, Lindsey, Lincs. Mr K. Thompson, Mansfield, Notts. Mrs G. Khan, Bawtry, Doncaster, S. Yorks Mr & Mrs E. Cooper, Haxey, Doncaster. S. Yorks. Mrs J. Kaufman, Wickersley, Sheffield, Yorks. Mr H. Gilbert, Mattersey Thorpe, Doncaster, S. Yorks.


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NEW MEMBERS (Contd.) 293/ Mr. B. Thite, Gainsborough, Lincs. 294/295 Mr & Mrs N. Holmes, Peterborough Pl 4ER Mr & Mrs Cook, Nottingham We welcome you all as members of the Harworth Organ Enthusiasts, trusting that your membership will bring you happiness and many new friends. Our thanks go to the following two members for their donations towards our postal expenses, it is much appreciated in these days of increasing cost. Mr. H. Shrimpton, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks. Mr N. Round, Walsall West Midlands. ***************************** LETTERS "Trenance" 60 Bank Top, Southowram, Halifax, West Yorks ΗX3 9PD. January 25th 1977. Dear Stan, On behalf of Guy and myself, I wish to thank you, Mr Warrior and the committee for the kind invitation to the annual Dinner and Dance on Saturday evening. We had a lovely evening with you all and enjoyed it very much. Despite the sadness we felt at the loss of Ken. He will be sadly missed. He always had a smile and a word of welcome for everyone. I know I shall miss his friendly smile and greeting on our concert days very much indeed. May I also convey our thanks to Mrs Warrior and her helpers for the splendid meal they provided. It was super. With very best wishes to you all. Yours very sincerely, Doreen Crossley. ***************************** 36 Guildford Road, Doncaster DN2 APX January 27th 1977 Dear Stan, It is well known that the duties of a secretary to any Organisation cover a variety of jobs.


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At the 'Peter Jebson Concert' Sunday Jan. 23rd you took on the task of paying the tribute to Ken Mason. What a tribute; your sincerity and respect was an inspiration to all those present. I hope that someone may have taped that particular part of the concert, so that one day it may be passed on to Ken's family. Peter Jebson made reference to an old saying: - "That a good start is everything", this is exactly what you got when you opened the door at Harworth. My wife and I will long remember Ken for that pleasant welcome we were always assured of. Yours sincerely, M. & P. Lovell. ***************************** 101 Denmark Road, Beccles, Suffolk. Dear Stan, Thanks again for another interesting Journal. Glad to hear you had a full house for the Ernest Broadbent concert. He must be one of the best organists playing today, such a nice chap too. You get full value for your money from him, he certainly gets through some music. We had the piano on for the first time when he came to play at Gorlestone, which made it all the more enjoyable for me. The Organ played up three times in the first half but it was soon put right, a little dirt got into the Christie relay. Have you got a Trumpet rank yet? We haven't heard the Christie on "The Organist Entertains" lately. Has Robin Richmond used all the recordings made at Harworth? I was pleased to know the Bradford Wurlitzer has found a new home. You can't beat having your own place can you. I expect that you will have heard that the ex-Odeon, Leeds Wurlitzer is partly playing now. I wish you and all the members of the Harworth Organ Enthusiasts all the very best. Will be over to see you again in the summer. Yours sincerely, Brian Nursey. ***************************** MEMORIAL CONCERT FOR THE LATE ENID POWELL A Memorial Concert for the late Enid Powell will be held at the Davenport Theatre, Mile End, Stockport, at 2.30 p.m. on Sunday, 20th March l977. For this concert the organists who have been


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associated with Enid when she delighted us so much with her singing have consented to take part, they include WILLIAM DAVIES, ERNEST BROADBENT, DOREEN CHADWICK, ROBINSON CLEAVER, CHARLES SMITTON. Enid was a firm favourite at Harworth and I am sure that many of our members would wish to go to this concert. Please let me know if you wish to go. If sufficient members wish to go to this concert the coach fare will be ÂŁ1.50p, that is for 30 seats. Please hand your names to the secretary if you would wish to travel on the coach. ***************************** Due to the above concert, the Sheffield Theatre Organ Enthusiasts concert booked for March 20th will now take place on Sunday March 13th at 2.30pm & for this concert RONALD CURTIS will be the organist. ***************************** A FURTHER GALA WEEKEND AT BUXTON The two Gala Weekends for organ enthusiasts which took place at St. Ann's Hotel, Buxton, during last year, proved so successful that Molly Forbes has arranged a further weekend from Friday, 25th March to Sunday 27th March. Friday - 6.30pm Sherry Reception. 7pm Dinner. 8pm Electronic organ concert by JOHN MADIN. Organ Demonstrations Saturday morning and afternoon, evening at 8pm Concert by DAVID HAMILTON. Sunday at 2.30pm the concert will be given by ERNEST BROADBENT. The cost of the whole weekend including all meals and accommodation and admission to the concerts remains unchanged at ÂŁ22.00, plus V.A.T. and service charge. The menus offer an excellent choice of dishes, and the bars and lounges will be available to guests. Bookings may be made for one night only, and there are special rates for parties of Organ Societies, or for those staying over until Monday. Copies of the booking form with further details can be obtained from, Miss Molly Forbes, St. Ann's Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire. Telephone Buxton 2788. ***************************** The Theatre Organ Club Town Hall, Ossett, Sunday 6th March at 2.30pm. The first half of the meeting will be by five members, followed with "An Hour With Armsbee Bancroft". This is a T.O.C. presentation. ***************************** Date of the East Anglian Organ Safari - Sunday 4th September 1977. More details in our next issue.


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