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No. 32 GOLDEN NOTES

Editor's Letter Dear Members & Friends, As I start my letter to you this month it is to the background music of the Arnold Loxam concert. That a grand time you all must have had at that concert, although I could not see what was going on on the stage, I could not help joining in with the laughter as I listened to the tape recording of the concert. I am told that the attendance was the best yet, certainly from the financial report it broke all our records since the opening concert. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and friends for their loyalty and support at our concerts. As most of you know, I was representing the Harworth Organ Enthusiasts at a concert that was being held in the Baptist Church at Long Crendon, near Aylesbury. My friend and member of our society installed a Compton Theatre Organ in his church some fifteen years ago. Herbert Shrimpton who is also the organist at the church had completed 55 years as organist at this church, having been appointed at the age of thirteen. I had a great time with him and his life Pearl and son Rodger. The concert was a great success with two very fine singers taking part. For me I had the added pleasure of meeting old friends and some new. Basil Cuthbert was at the concert, he asked me to give all the members of the Harworth Organ Enthusiasts his kindest regards. I had the great pleasure of meeting once again Fred Hays; he wrote a poem which I have included in this Journal, on the last page - for those who were at the Peter Jebson concert, I am sure will appreciate this poem. For the first time, I was able to meet Ian Sutherland who is the Editor of the Cinema Organ Society's News Letter. I found him to be such a grand chap, but then I find this to be true of all organ enthusiasts; a friendly breed of people wherever you meet. Many more I met, all of whom were interested in our society and who wished us success. Looking forward to meeting you all again at the John Mann concert. Sincerely, Stan Morris.


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"Floreat Rugbeia" A number of people have asked, what have you done with your cinema organ, how did you get it, what are you going to do with it? Are you going to sell it? - the answer to that before I start is "No". For a considerable number of years we have been interested in preservation of Steam Engines, fairground organs and cinema organs, but all these take up space and money, and it's only in the last few years that we have got a suitable place to put the engines and fair organ and we found we had enough room for a cinema organ. So this is where it all started, people kept telling us about cinema organs "for Sale", but we always arrived too late, or it was a mixture of different organs and needed a lot of money spending on it. Last year we found out the Ex Lincoln Savoy Compton was "for Sale" and whilst thinking about it a friend told us the 3 manual 8 rank Christie organ at Rugby was "for Sale", the cinema was closed and going to be turned into a Bingo Hall. This was a chance we must not miss, Rugby meant so much to us I spent most of my young days living not far away from Rugby and both my mother and father worked in Rugby in the early lS30's. The organ used to play on a Saturday morning for children's film shows. Also for live entertainment, with the stars that came from the famous Coventry Hippodrome. The cinema was built by the Rugby Portland Cement Company who had the controlling shares in it, hence they would have no 'advertising' and the music rest was without the "Christie" organ name. The cinema stands about midway between Rugby station and Rugby School, on a corner site; the walls of the auditorium were faced with polished mahogany and the ceiling was decorated with great gold stars, but the principal decorations came by over 3,500 lamps, the lights in the ceiling used to flash like stars. So we set about doing something, we rang the manageress who was a charming lady, who had a great love for the organ, and said if we came on Saturday morning, she and the caretaker would open it up for us to see and play. It was a cold Saturday as we walked up the front entrance steps, it was like old times, the manageress and caretaker


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welcomed us, they had both retired when the cinema had closed, but had agreed to stay until the workmen came in. We went inside the cinema, but it was not the cinema I remembered modern times and lack of patrons had taken its toll. The stars had gone and little was left of the illuminations, they could not afford the bulbs, and the cinema was now owned by 'Granada' Group. We played the organ which still came up and down on the lift. The organ was installed in two chambers over the proscenium arch, the tone reaching the auditorium by means of concrete sound ducts. We said our "Good Byes" with the address of "Granada Theatres" to send our offer for the organ to. Sixteen days went by, every morning we looked for the post, the telephone did not ring and slowly our hopes began to fade. Until the following Thursday the telephone rang - "Granada Cinemas" here, we have decided to let you have the organ, we would like it out by the following week-end. We could not believe it, at last the first part of the dream had come true, we had got an organ. With the help of a good friend with a lorry, Mr T. Aistrup of Horncastle, the organ builder, and all our good friends at Harworth, we set off and worked hard for two days. The late Mr Ken Mason of Harworth being one of the eminent workers, and every time we have seen his happy smiling face since, his first words:- "Have you got it playing yet". The work was completed in two days, and the only thing we had to leave behind was the lift. So now the Plaza - Granada Christie organ is in its new home, waiting to come to life again. The present hold up is for the 3 phase electricity. The organ is a British-built three manual, with eight units made up of Open diapason, tibia, flute, violin, celeste, voxhumana, krumet, clarinet, saxophone, tuba horn. It was made famous by the late Frank Newman, one of the pioneer broadcasting organists, and the second player to have been heard regularly on the air. Reginald Foort was the first, but he led by a few weeks only.


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Quentin Maclean gave a few recitals from the Shepherds Bush Pavilion before Foort's New Gallery days. Frank Newman a player who owes much of his success as a theatre organist to the fact that he was a first-class straight organist. He gave organ recitals all over the Midlands, in such places as the De Montfort Hall, Leicester, and the Rugby School Chapel. At sixteen he was a church organist, 1914 saw war service with the Artillery in France, the Balkans, Egypt and Palestine. In 1917 while in the Jordan Valley, he came very near to death from Malaria and dysentery. In 1922 he was chosen from over 60 applicants for the post of organist of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich. He became a costaccountant in a ship building concern. He travelled fifty miles a day by train to and from his office; studying music en route, worked from 8.30 until 5.30; played and taught the organ, trained a choir and studied for his Associateship and Fellowship of the Royal College of organists, both of which he subsequently carried off at Durham. His first cinema appointment was to the console of an ancient church organ installed in a South London Cinema. At this time, the first revolutionary American unit organs made its first appearance in Regent Street. Frank was hot on the scent, and practising on it at 7 a.m. every morning. Thus when another unit organ was installed at Lozells Picture House, Birmingham, he was selected to open it. His first broadcast on the very small two manual six unit organ at Lozells took place in February 1927, and before the year was out, he had broadcast eight recitals. In 1929 the growing popularity of the theatre organ brought the installation of the first really big four manual American unit organ, at the Empire Leicester Square, where Sandy Macpherson had played for so long. Frank played this organ for several months before leaving for Germany as guest organist to the Emelka Film Corporation of Berlin. During his time in Germany he played on organs in Dusseldorf, Essen, Elberfeld and Cologne. In 1931 he returned to Lozells and gave more broadcasts before leaving for Rugby in 1933 to open the Plaza organ.


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In 1936 he went to Metropole Victoria and shortly afterwards succeeded Sydney Torch at the Regal, Edmonton; before the outbreak of war he returned to Rugby again. He volunteered for the Royal Norfolk Regiment and served as a Captain until 1946. He then became resident organist at the Gaumont Palace, Birmingham. It was from Rugby that he gave most of his broadcasts. He frequently gave lecture demonstrations on the organ to the boys of the famous Rugby School, and it was here his signature tune came from "Floreat Rugbeia", the Rugby School Song. There will be a future once again for this organ and long may it continue to release the words of Shakespeare "Bid me discourse and I will enchant thine ear". Dorothy M. Robinson. ___________________ CYRIL MEADOWS It was in a letter waiting for me on my return home from Aylesbury on Monday 28th February, that I was informed of the death of our member and friend Cyril Meadows. Cyril had been a member for almost a year, a very keen organ enthusiast. He made one trip to Harworth from his home in Rochester in Kent, that was for one of our members nights. He was thrilled to be able to play the Christie for us with some music he had written for this special visit. His death was on Thursday, l0th February. We of Harworth Organ Enthusiasts send our deepest sympathy to Mrs Meadows on her sad loss. ___________________ JOHN MANN will be playing the Eminent and Solina electronic organs for the Management of THE MUSIC CENTRE, 96 Laughton Road, Dinnington (next to the library) Tues. 22nd March Goldwell Rooms Chesterfield at 7.30 p.m. Tickets

Wed 23rd March In Store Demonstration 96 Laughton Road Dinnington. 7.30 p.m. No Tickets

Thurs. 24th March Earl of Doncaster Hotel, 7.30 p.m. Bennetthorpe. Tickets


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PRESIDENTIAL CONCERT '77 by Geoff Morris The popularity of Mr. Loxam was abundantly evident to anyone arriving at the Welfare Hall after 2.15 p.m. on Sunday, 27th February. For by then, some fifteen minutes before kick off seats were hard to find. Very soon the curtains opened to the strains of 'Sorrento' and we had lift off, so to speak. As is Arnold's wont, a rousing start was inevitable; but this time he offered a little known, but exciting "High School" march from the pen of the redoubtable Sousa. The organ was in fine fettle, and it was obvious that Arnold was enjoying himself as he went into those beautifully romantic tunes from "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers". The next item held the audience spellbound. Not a sound was uttered as the soft, sultry, melodic notes of "Moonlight in Vermont" and "Moonlight Becomes You" flowed from the masters touch. Using the clarinet stop as solo, with that superb Christie vox, and strings for the accompaniment, together with the l6ft coupler and two footed rhythm the effect was indescribably soothing and relaxing. Now, as contrast, came the console stool visibly rocking as 'stops' to delight his fans with as 'Chicago' and 'Somebody Stole

expected Bounce Session, with the our guest used a wide range of such well known rhythmic oldies My Gal'.

We had been promised a little something extra at this concert. That must be the understatement of the year, - a little something indeed, - there wasn't a lady in the audience who didn't sit up and take notice when that 6ft 7" hunk of man, Don Kynman walked on the stage, (and after having spoken with Don during the afternoon, I can assure you ladies that he is "one hell of a nice guy"). Don began with "There's Nothing like a Dame", from the musical "South Pacific", and immediately his abundant personality endeared him to his audience. He followed with "If I was a Rich Man", that Bass/Baritone voice doing great things, and then he moved down amongst the crowd, teasing the female contingent with "Girls were made to Love and Kiss". He now began to look for an assistant to help with the final number of his first spot. Eventually a gentleman was persuaded to go up on stage, tucking his Jackie Stewart type cap under his arm. Syd - for that turned out to be his name, was asked to sit


JOHN MANN John Mann is not only a first class organist but has a unique stage personality gained in the hurly burly of show business. John started to present summer shows in 1957 at Brighton for the late Tom Arnold and since that time his Band Shows have been a popular entertainment at Skegness and more recently at Margate. This Summer you will find John entertaining with his own show at the Esplanade Theatre Bognor Regis, from July to September Today we welcome John in his favourite capacity as organist. He first studied the piano from the age of seven which resulted in him taking part in the Brighton, Worthing and Eastbourne Musical Festivals and the Royal School of Music certificates. Upon leaving school John played the piano for a season with a touring concert party, after which he did a piano act with the late Carroll Levis Discoveries show. He jumped at the chance to become entertainment organist at the Sports Stadium, Brighton During the four years he held this position, John's duties ranged from arranging music for trios to playing with orchestras, accompanying the Ice shows and other visiting attractions. In 1957, some political conferences were held at the Sports Stadium and his music was relayed to 15,000 people within the Stadium and at the Dome concert hall and some of it was heard during the conference proceedings relayed by the B.B.C. His playing career has included being guest organist at many of the A.B.C. cinemas in the South of England. For a time he was organist at the Queens Ice Skating Club in London, a club internationally famous and well known on T.V. Through this work John's music is heard all over the world as he made recordings of Ice dance music for skaters in Switzerland, France, South Africa and Japan etc. besides this country. He made his first organ broadcast in 1968 with a half hour programme from the Granada, Tooting, this resulted in many more broadcasts, many of which have been heard on the 'Organist Entertains' . Two new L.P.'s have been issued since his last visit to Harworth. The first one - "HIS EMINENTS JOHN MANN" and the second "A COUPLE OF SWELLS" featuring John Mann and Len Rawle. We hope to have both these records on sale at today's concert. * * * * * * *


PROGRAMME Signature Tune: Anything Goes. l. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Son's of the Brave March Colour Parade Musical Moods Skyscraper Fantasy Kismet (Based on the Themes of Borodin) Musical trip around London -

INTERVAL 7. 8. 9. 10. ll.

T. Bidgood arr. J. Mann arr. J. Mann Donald Phillips Wright & Forrest arr, J. Mann

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

Black & White Rag The Arcadians Contrasts Overture Time Summer Holiday

Monckton & Talbot Von Suppe arr. J. Mann

Signature Tune: Anything Goes. A word from a Chairman – Stuart Warrior THE NATIONAL ANTHEM ======================================================== Do please support our L.P. record raffle - Tickets 5p. These may be purchased from Ron Strong who you will find seated at the side table. L.P. records are on sale at this concert. A good selection of top quality organ records are available. The purchase of organ records at this and other concerts at Harworth does help us to maintain the Christie Theatre Organ, for we do receive commission on all sales. We thank Guy and Doreen Crossley for this service, and for the cheque for £16.44p - commission on the sale of records at our recent concerts. To all who have purchased L.P. records and helped us in this way, we say, a very big 'THANK YOU'. A L.P. record could make a nice Easter gift for a friend or loved one, a change from a Chocolate Easter Egg. * * * * * * *


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY At Harworth - Sunday, April 24th at 2.30 p.m. BRIAN SHARP. Saturday, April 23rd Buffet Dance 8 p.m. to Midnight. Dancing to the music of BRIAN SHARP at the Christie and the Electronic Organs. Will members please request their tickets for this dance as early as possible to avoid disappointment. An added attraction for this weekend will be a visit of the Gavioli Fair Organ on the Saturday and Sunday. Mr and Mrs Don Robinson hope also to bring along their steam Fair Engine. At Sheffield - Third Sunday in each month at the City School, Stradbroke Road, Sheffield l3. (No concert on Sunday March 2O). April 17th KEN OUTRAM. MAY 5th. GEORGE BLACKMORE F.R.C.O. At Worksop - Tuesday, 22nd March 1977 at 7 p.m. At the Eastgate Centre, Worksop. Our President, ARNOLD LOXAM will be giving a concert on a Yamaha Electronic Organ. Admission 25p. Centre Members & O.A.P.s 15p. At Doncaster - St Andrew's Methodist Church, Beckett Road. Saturday, 26th March 1977 at 7.30 p.m. At the Pipe organ, WILLIAM DAVIES. Also PAMELA RUNCIEMAN (Soprano) Tickets 50p. O.A.P.s. 30p. From Ron Mason, 34 Norborough Road, Doncaster. Please enclose stamped addressed envelope. At Ossett Town Hall - The Northern Theatre Organ Trusts Sunday, 1st May, 1977, at 2.30 p.m. BBC's own "Entertaining Organist" ROBIN RICHMOND. Sunday, 3rd July PETER HARRISON. At Gomersal - Leisure Centre, Reform Street, West End, Gomersal, Nr. Cleckheaton. Saturday Evenings at 7.00 p.m. March 26th JOHN MANN, April 2nd CHARLES RANDOLPH. April 9th DAVID HAMILTON. Reserved seats may be booked by Telephone, Cleckheaton O274372074. Bar facilities at these concerts. At Scarborough - Wednesday, 11th May, 1977 at 7.30 p.m. Annua1 Anniversary Concert - Featuring JOHN MANN with a guest singer. Grand Hotel, Scarborough. At Nottingham - Carlton Forum Theatre, Coningswath Road, Carlton. Monday 4th April, 1977 at 8 p.m. ALFRED FURNISH. Don't forget our own members night each first Thursday in the month at 8 p.m. The next one Thursday April 7th.


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on a high Stool. Don proceeded to put on his apron and wrap a cape around Syd as he gathered together his shaving tackle. By this time Arnold had removed his jacket, and joined in the fun by donning Syd's discarded cap. The stage was now set for "The Barber of Seville", and a highly professional and hilarious number it proved to be. The audience were 'in tucks', and thoroughly appreciative of the singing, and the presentation. Needless to say, Don left the stage to thunderous applause. By now it was almost tea time, but Arnold was determined not to omit a part of his repertoire that has become very much loved here at Harworth - namely his selection of Hymn tunes. It is marvellous to hear this Christie played straight; to listen to the full blown majestic sound of "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "Stand up, Stand up for Jesus" contrasting with the quiet, more gentle tones of "The Old Rugged Cross", once again, full organ, as it asks most urgently "Till Your Anchor hold in the Storms of Life", then the subtle waltz tempo to "Tell me the stories of Jesus". No religious selection by Arnold would seem complete without his version of "Joshua F't the Battle of Jericho", and finally to end the selection, that beautiful tune St. Clement "The Day Thou Gavest Lord is Ended". Once again, the applause showed the immense enjoyment this music had given. Arnold quickly brought us to the interval with a little bit of rhythm, which sent the customers hurrying for their cuppa, eager to be ready for more of this wonderful entertainment. After the refreshments, and the raffle, the second half was off to a lively start with such tunes as "Anchors Away" "Life on the Ocean Wave" "Skye Boat Song" "Blue Bells of Scotland" and "Auld Lang Syne". Contrasting yet again we were enchanted by the oriental melodies from "Chu Chin Chow' - very well put over Arnold; to be followed appropriately this year, by a Jubilee selection. It was most uplifting, in these troubled times to listen to such patriotic tunes as "Health unto Her Majesty" "There'll Always be an England." and "Land of Hope and Glory'. We really ought to wave the Union Jack more than we do in this age of complaisancy. The Scarborough Rock returned to the footlights with a smooth version of "Some Enchanted. Evening" and 'Ol Man River" well suited to his lovely voice. Yet again he was to serenade the ladies with 'Old Blue Eyes" hit song "My Way" - and they lapped it up. To the tune "Battle Hymn", Don sang his moving interpretation of that well known hymn by Julia Ward Howe, "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" - Superbly sung and very well received. For his final


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offering, Don marched back and forth across the hall, giving a real belting to "Scotland the Brave", and since the crowd were reluctant to let him go, encored with the very popular "Goodbye", from "White Horse Inn". Goodbye" alas Goodbye", but please Don, do come back again next season. (Certainly the request will go out to Don from me on your behalf. Ed.) Arnold continued the concert with a request; his own version of "I don't know how to Love Him". Our President used registration changes with telling effect in this most delightful extract from "Jesus Christ - Superstar". The concert had already passed the usual closing time, but such had been the quality of performance, that the time had seemingly flown by. So the finale, and with Arnold, it just had to bounce. "I'm in a dancing mood" - and with that rhythm who wouldn't be; "Mississippi" "Swing Low Sweet Chariot' "Down by the Riverside" "The Saints" "Here's to the next time" and lastly - of course "Tiger Rag". That was it, unfortunately a unique concert presentation was over. Early on we had a little cipher trouble - thank you Derek for alleviating the fault on the Eb tuba--, and a temperamental G# key had a tendency to refuse to come up again. Here Arnold's expert professionalism over came the trouble when it occurred by transposing the music as he was playing. We thank both Arnold and Don for a wonderful afternoon for a superbly thought out choice of their respective programmes, and for the way they worked together, making the concert an unqualified success. _______________________ Thank you Geoff for your excellent report of the concert, on behalf of those of us who were unable to be at the concert, a very sincere 'thankyou'. I can appreciate the concert reports much more now, having been absent from our Presidents concert. The house was packed for this concert. To be sure of a good seat at the "John Mann Show", be early. Ed. _______________________ Should any member know where there are any Cinema organs for Sale, please contact Wilf Barber with the details so he could pass them on to the interested party. Who knows we may have another organ within our district. Mr Wilf Barber, 29 Rufford Street, Worksop, Notts. _______________________


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LETTERS 93 Cornell Avenue, Blackpool, N.S. February 10th. Dear Stan, After what was, for me, a tremendously enjoyable weekend spent with you and your wife and of course, your wonderfully vivacious band of 'Enthusiasts', I am taking the opportunity of saying once again, a big 'thankyou' to you all for the kind things which you said and did at the time of the concert. I shall not forget the occasion and I am extremely heartened to hear that you all enjoyed a taste of Blackpool even though it was in the heart of winter. I felt that the organ lent itself to what I tried to do and I felt also very much at ease at the console. I do thank you all most warmly and send you my good wishes for your continued success and enjoyment. Sincerely, Peter Jebson. l4, Milne Avenue, Bircotes Nr. Doncaster. 1.2.77. To the Harworth Organ Enthusiasts. Dear Friends, I would like on behalf of myself and my family to thank you all for your kind thoughts and tributes shown to me during the sad loss of Ken. I know you must all have been under a great strain on such a busy weekend. I am pleased you had a good evening and carried on regardless, as that would have been Ken's wish. I hope your society goes on from strength to strength. Yours sincerely, Mrs D. Mason.


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6 Laxton Avenue, Highbury Vale, Bulwell, Nottingham. Dear Stan, The enclosed card will no doubt explain why we haven't seen you of late and why we shall not be able to see much of you in the future. As from the 1st of March this year we shall be in residence at Blackpool and I may say that perhaps it might be nice to see any of the Harworth members in Blackpool if they care to give us a ring. We have enjoyed our brief spell visiting Harworth and hope that you will continue to go from strength to strength providing organ entertainment for the enthusiasts. Very best wishes Sincerely, Mike Slater. JULIA & MIKE SLATER and FAMILY announce that they are now proprietors of the ALMA GUEST HOUSE 112 High Street, Blackpool, North Shore. Telephones Blackpool O253 – 21985 -*-*-*-*Open from Easter 1977 Bed, Breakfast and Evening Dinner. H & C all rooms Close to British Rail North Station and Talbot Road Bus Station Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust Gala performance, Opera House, Blackpool, Sunday, 29th May 1977. ERNEST BROADBENT and special guest from America LYN LARSEN. More details in our next issue. On Sunday April 24th l977 at 2.30 p.m. Dudley Savage is featured on the Massive Compton Theatre Organ at the Palace Casino, Gorleston. A well balanced and contrasting programme has been selected. May we suggest that Holiday makers or other interested organ nuts take the opportunity to see and hear this fine installation as referred to in Golden Notes a short while ago.


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NEW MEMBERS We are pleased to welcome the following new members to our Society and trust that their membership will bring them many happy times at our concerts with many new friends. 298/299 Mr & Mrs E. Smart, Armthorpe, Nr. Doncaster. 300 Mr B. McClean, New Whitington, Chesterfield. 301 Mr W.H. Bradbury, Norton, Doncaster. 302 Mr D. Hobson, Hellaby, Rotherham. ++++++++++++++++ ADVANCE NOTICE Harworth & Bircotes Silver Jubilee Celebrations. A local Council's Presentation – Sunday, 5th June 1977. A Civic service at 2 p.m. 2.45 p.m. A Musical Afternoon featuring at the Christie Theatre Organ - David Hamilton with items from the Retford Male Voice Choir. ++++++++++++++++ EAST ANGLIAN ORGAN SAFARI - Sunday, 4th September 1977. This trip will take the same as our last trip when we went to King's Lynn, Taverham Hall, and Burnham Market. This time we shall visit the organs at Oxnead & Aylsham Mills. The Aylsham Mill Organ is a 3c-6 Christie ex Regent, Horley. The Oxnead Mill organ is a 2C-5 rank Wurlitzer, ex Regal, Colchester. These two organs belong to the brother of our guide Mr Ted Crampton. The third organ we could visit is the large l9 rank Wurlitzer at Thursford, this is the organ that used to be in the Odeon cinema in Leeds and is now owned by Mr George Cushing. The fare for this days outing will be a little more than our trip last year, but I understand that the coach will be one of the latest, so comfort is assured. The evening meal would again be booked on the homeward journey. If you are interested in this trip would you please fill in the enclosed booking form in order to reserve your seat. ++++++++++++++++ The Enid Powell Memorial Concert - Sunday, 20th March 1977, Davenport Theatre, Stockport. Admission to this concert will be 75p. O.A.P.s and children 50p. The concert to commence at 2.30pm. A coach Will leave Harworth fare £1.5Op. Depart from the Colliery Entrance at ll.45 a.m. ++++++++++++++++


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A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN (metre=7,6,7,6,) A little bit of Heaven We build each day we live A little bit of Heaven Those kindnesses we give. A little bit of Heaven Is ours for deeds we do Our friendship shared with others Their time of need pursue. A little bit of Heaven We spread, each day, around= Acts of comfort, love, and care When grief, despair abound. A little bit of Heaven We try to make each day, With succour for the lonely When skies, for them, are grey. Build we a bit of Heaven Each time the sick we nurse= To cheer, console, attend them; Their fears and ills disperse. Those little bits of Heaven God's work we've helped complete; To best enjoy that Heaven He Calls Us, Him to Meet. But there's some - Who've opted. Cut To build the OTHER place, Snared in that web---which they wove--Hearts shamed with grim disgrace. A little bit of We build each A little bit of For lives, to

Heaven day we live, Heaven; God, we give. Fred Hays

(Dedicated to my wife Eileen, with acknowledgements to Stan.)


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