Astoria Centre, Barnsley

Unit 16a Metro Trading Centre – 154 Barugh Green Road, Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1JX

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Regular tea dance every Wednesday 1pm with Kevin Grunill or guest

Regular lunchtime concert every Thursday 1pm with Kevin Grunill or guest


3/17 Compton

English Horn, Trumpet, Tuba, French Horn, Diapason, Tibia Clausa I, Tibia Clausa II, Saxophone, Clarinet, Krummet, Kinura, Oboe, Violoncello, Gamba, Gamba Celeste, Concert Flute, Vox Humana

A Number: 222

Current Transmission System: Uniflex

Original Location: Astoria Cinema, Purley

Initial Opening Date: 2nd April 1934


1935: The Astoria Cinema, Purley opened 2nd April 1934 with Robin Richmond at the Compton.

1974: The cinema closed for tripling and the organ was removed. It was Installed in the Civic Hall, Ballerup nr. East Kilbride in Scotland.

c1980: The Compton was moved to the City School in Sheffield to replace an earlier Compton destroyed by an arson attack.

c1980-2010: During its time at the school the Compton was enlarged to 15 ranks and an Upright Piano was also added.

2010: The Compton was removed from the school and sold to Kevin Grunill

2010-2016: Kevin Grunill restored the Compton to former glory and respecified it for 16 ranks.

2016: The Compton opened on 12th March with Kevin Grunill & Nigel Ogden.