Rye College, Rye

Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB

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2/9 Wurlitzer

Style D Trumpet, Diapason, Tibia Clausa, Clarinet*, Orchestral Oboe*, Salicional, Salicional Celeste*, Flute, Vox Humana + Digital Piano (*=Digital Ranks)

Opus Number: 999

Model: Style D

Current Transmission System: Solid State Bill Walker

Original Location: Palace Theatre, Tottenham, London

Original Opening Date: 6th April 1925


1925: The Palace Theatre in Tottenham, London was opened on 6th April with Jack Courtney at the Wurlitzer.

1957: The Wurlitzer was sold to Rye Grammar School minus its tuned precession and effects. Some re-leathering was done on some of chests.

1983-1993: Nigel Spooner who was a teacher at the School did more work to the Wurlitzer and sourced a Compton toy counter and installed it.

1993: Richard Moore formed Friends of Rye Wurlitzer.

1997-1998: Sold State Relay System Installed by Bill Walker. This meant the introduction of a MIDI Piano plus Quint & Tierce (Blackpool) Couplers.

1999: Glockenspiel re-installed.

2003: Addition of digital ranks – Clarinet, Orchestral Oboe and Salicional Celeste.