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Mechanical Organ Day 2011
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Author:  James Reid [ Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:43 am ]
Post subject:  Mechanical Organ Day 2011

5th Annual Mechanical Organ Day

To be held at Thorne, Doncaster on Sunday 23rd October 2011.

Attractions to include :
Fairground Organs, Street Organs, Hand Turned Organs, Steam & Vintage Vehicles and Stationary Engines. This event is mostly indoors and free entry.

Light refreshments will also be available.

1.5 miles from Junction 1, M180. Post Code DN7 6EN

I will add a list of organs at a later date.

For any further infomation please call - 0775 22 88 703, email - or look at our web site -

Author:  James Reid [ Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mechanical Organ Day 2011

Please note that we are now fully booked for exibiting instruments

We now have ten organs of different size and type expected on the day so have no more room.

Of coarse, everyone is welcome to come and look, listen and enjoy the music.

A list of organs will follow in due coarse.

Author:  James Reid [ Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mechanical Organ Day 2011

I now have a list of scheduled organs. These are :-

98 Key Limonaire – A. & S. Baldry
89 Key Pierre Eich – A. Reid & Son
89 Key Gavioli – C. Dobbs
65 Key Verbeeck – J. Lamb
65 Keyless Pell – C. Jipson
51 Key Jan Van Eijk “My Happy Day” – M. Threapleton
50 Key Heesbeen / Marenghi – P. Upchurch
48 Key Garparini – A. Reid & Son (debut performance)
46 Keyless Alfred Bruder – M. Clark
20 Keyless Fussell – A. Reid & Son
20 Keyless John Smith – E. Cox

There will also be a model fairground display by Stewart Graves, Derek Stevenson and Neil Osgerby as well as a selection of vintage vehicles. There should also be some new C.D.s on sale for the first time and some light refreshments will be available.

Author:  James Reid [ Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mechanical Organ Day 2011

There has been a slight alteration to the list of scheduled instruments.

Due to work being carried out on the organ, Phillip Upchurch is now unable to bring his 50 key Heesbeen / Marenghi.

In its place will be Robert Wichall with his 47 Key Marenghi.

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