Astoria Centre, Barnsley
Unit 16a Metro Trading Centre – 154 Barugh Green Road, Barugh Green, Barnsley, S75 1JX
Regular tea dance every Wednesday 1pm with Kevin Grunill or guest
Regular lunchtime concert every Thursday 1pm with Kevin Grunill or guest
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.