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Odeon Walsall

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Uploaded on: February 23, 2015

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Odeon Walsall

Picture from Jan Madeley’s Collection.. Showing Wilfred Gregory playin at the very first Wurlitzer Cinema organ to be installed in the United Kingdom.

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MikeJC on February 24, 2015 at 10:29 am

Do my eyes deceive me, or has it had a rather basic illuminated surround added at some time? But never mind that, it was one of those lovely sweet-sounding early Wurlitzers and it’s good to know that it’s being cherished and looked after in the URC church at Beer in Devon.

Mike_Blakemore on February 25, 2015 at 4:35 pm

In my childhood in the 1950’s the illuminated surround had been removed.. When the Stage was bought forward for Cinemascope the organ was hidden from view. There where 2 large doors under the screen that was opened when the organ was used.

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