THE THEATRE ORGAN

Robert Hope-JonesRobert Hope-Jones (1859-1914), Father of The Theatre Organ

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THE CHRISTIE THEATRE ORGAN CONTINUED

THE BIRCOTES & HARWORTH
CHRISTIE THEATRE ORGAN PHOTO GALLERY 

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In November 2014, I was lucky enough to visit The Harworth Community Hall at Bircotes where I saw and heard their glorious Christie Theatre Organ.  After photographing the Console, I was given a tour of the Ranks of The Organ and had the opportunity to take a number of photographs, which appear here.

I would like to thanks those Members of The Harworth Organ Enthusiasts that I met for their kindness in giving me access to The Organ and for taking the time to answer my questions.

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???????????????????????????????Left: Mick Mason, General Secretary for the past 37 years; Right: Scott Harrison, Con. Sec.

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???????????????????????????????Scott Harrison

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???????????????????????????????Memorial  Tablet  presented  to  the  Society by Mr. Ken Mason’s widow after his death in 1977.
Mr. Mason was a founder member of the Society.

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Console 2 Collage

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Console 1 Collage

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Console 3 Collage

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Console 4 Collage

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Foot Pedals Collage

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Relay CollageStop Relays (Switchstacks)

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Unknown Collage 1Left & Top Right: Key Relays (for the pedals?);
Bottom Right: possible Tremulant or Regulator  

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Percussion & Glockenspiel CollageTop Left: Glockenspiel & possible Vibraphone/Chrysoglott; Right & Bottom Left: Percussion & Effects

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Wind Chests CollageTop Left: General View of the Chamber; Bottom Left: Wind Regulators;
Top Right: Wind Regulators; Bottom Right: Tibia Tremulant

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Unknown Ranks Collage 1Possibly Tibia Pipes

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Unknown Pipes Collage 2A Collection of Pipes including Diapason, Vox Humana & Clarinet

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Unknown Pipes Collage 3Diapason & Tibia Pipes

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Vox Humana & Flute Collage    Left: Vox Humana & Flute Pipes;
Upper Right: Triangle, Tambourine, Sleigh Bells etc;  Lower Right: Flute & Diapason Pipes

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Unknown Ranks 4 CollageUnknown Ranks, but …
Top Left, may possibly be Vox Humana Pipes;
Bottom Left, possibly the bottom octave of the Clarinet Rank; and
Right, is perhaps the 16-foot Diapason or the bottom octave of the 8-foot Diapson

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Unknown Ranks 5 CollageTop Left: A Reed from a Trumpet Pipe showing Reed, Shallot & Tuning Wire;
Bottom Left: The metred pipes are of a Tuba Rank;
Top Right: Cathedral Chimes;
Bottom Right: The thin pipes belong to a String Rank (possibly Viol D’Orchestre) and
the ones with stoppers are either Tibia or Flute Pipes

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???????????????????????????????Alan Wilson at The Christie Theatre Organ.
Mr. Wilson was kind enough to organise the trip to the Harworth Community Hall
and also to transport us there.  

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???????????????????????????????It is unfortunate that I can not play the organ! ……… But I can dream! ……..
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank the Mr. Mick Mason and Mr. Scott Harrison of the Harworth Community Hall for allowing me access to their glorious Christie Theatre Organ and for help in naming the ranks and for help with the legends of the photographs.

Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Alan Wilson for arranging the visit and for transporting us there.

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One thought on “THE THEATRE ORGAN – PART TWO, PAGE 25 – THE HARWORTH CHRISTIE THEATRE ORGAN PHOTO GALLERY

  1. Paul Bland

    Good to see the author at the console! Another enjoyable and informative piece with a superb set of photographs.

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