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Event Date and Time
Sat 19 July
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Claymills Victorian Pumping Station



Oh we do like to be beside the steam engines

DIGITAL CAMERAThe mighty Wurlitzer that is housed in Burton’s town hall is quite famous as cinema organs go and certainly has a strong following.  Burton’s equally famous Claymills Victorian Pumping Station is very pleased, therefore, to be teaming up with The Friends of the Burton Wurlitzer in order to present a cinema organ recital at the pumping station on the afternoon of Saturday July 19th.  This will be possible as a result of the wizardry of the Rev. Dr. Dorothy Hyde, secretary of the Burton Organ Friends.  Dorothy has recently completed building a computer organ that is sampled to an American organ and July 19th will see its first public appearance.  It will be played by the Burton Town Hall resident organist, Mr Arthur Tipper MBE who is well known to all the town’s T Dancers.

The recital will start about 2pm and will continue throughout the afternoon.  There will be several breaks when Dorothy will be giving short talks about the organ.  The station will not be in steam but visitors will be able to wander around the engine house as the organ is playing.  There will be no charge but the Reverend Dorothy will no doubt be taking a collection for the pumping station and the organ friends.  This really will be a World First and you will, therefore, have the chance to tell your grand children that you were there when it happened.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be on sale in the pumping station refreshment area.

Event Tags: Claymills Victorian Pumping Station, Wurlitzer Organ