Harworth Comunity Centre, Bircotes

Harworth Community Hall, White House Road, Bircotes, Doncaster, DN11 8EF

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3/10 Christie

Trumpet, Tuba, Violin Diapason, Tibia Clausa, Krumhorn, Clarinet, Viol d’Orchestre, String Celeste, Flute, Vox Humana + Piano

Number: 2912

Current Transmission System: Christie Relays

Original Location: Regal/Essoldo/Classic Cinema, Durham

Initial Opening Date: 27th March 1934


1934: The Regal Cinema, Durham opened on 27th March with Herbert Maxwell at the Christie.

1971: The Harworth Organ Enthusiasts was founded.

1972: The Cinema changed hands to the Classic Cinemas chain and the Christie became available. It was bought The Harworth Organ Enthusiasts.

1973: On the 30th September the Christie was opened by Robin Richmond & David Hamilton in the Community Hall, Harworth.

1977: A lift was acquired and installed. (reputedly from the Rex, Stratford)

Since then a third keyboard has been added, as well as some additional Ranks; Diaphone, Trumpet, Krumhorn, String Celeste and an Upright Piano.