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Mechanical Organ Day 2012
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Author:  James Reid [ Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Mechanical Organ Day 2012

We have now set the date for this years Mechanical Organ Day in Thorne, near Doncaster.

The day will be once again be held in our yard and workshop, this year on the 21st of October.

We already have many high quality instruments lined up including Fairground, Street, Dance and Hand Turned organs, manufactured in the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands.

We also have many other exibits including vintage vehicles, staitionary engines and model fairground displays.

A list of scheduled instruments will be added in due course.

This is a FREE ENTRY event!

For more infomation, please call James Reid on 07752 288703, email - or visit our web site -

Author:  James Reid [ Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mechanical Organ Day 2012

We now have a list of scheduled organs for this event. The list is as follows -

98 Key Limonaire - A. & S. Baldry
89 Key Pierre Eich - A. Reid & Son
89 Key Gavioli - Chris Dobbs
72 Key Gavioli - A.O. Hunt
67 Key Pell - Charlie Jipson
65 Key Verbeeck - Geff Lamb
51 Key Jan Van Eijk "My Happy Day" - Martyn Threapleton
48 Keyless Chiappa - Ted Bellamy
105 Key Decap - Stephen Simpson
Replica German Fairground Organ built by David Leach - Robert Gates
32 Key "De Twee Molen" - Ken Marville
20 Keyless Fussell - A. Reid & Son

A few other organs may also be in attendance as well as Vintage Vehicles, Staitionary Engines and a Model Fairground Display. The FOPS Publicity Stand will also be present should anyone require infomation on joining the society. Many exibits will be located indoors.

There will also be refreshments available from our local bakery and free tea and coffee for everyone.

Please do come along for a day of mechanical organ music and like minded company. Located in our Yard and Workshop at -
Willow Garth
Thorne Road
1.5 Miles from Junction 1, M180 (signposted).

Free Entry and Car Park.

Author:  James Reid [ Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Mechanical Organ Day 2012

Due to popular demand, we see this year, the return of Robert Wichall's 47 Key Marenghi Fairground Organ. This organ has been brought here all the way from Norwich.

Author:  Dave Stubbs [ Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Mechanical Organ Day 2012

Facebook page link for the Mechanical Organ Day event:

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