From: David Lowe, September 2006
The final concert at the Ritz
Brighouse will take place this Sunday at 2.30pm (doors open 1.45pm).
Richard Hills will put the 3-10 Wurlitzer through its paces for one last
time, with removal of the organ planned for Monday. A sad day, yes, but
let's give our Wurlitzer a good send-off!
A number of possible venues are being examined in the Bradford area for the
re-location of the instrument.
From: Richard Stephenson, November 2009
The Harmonic Tuba and Orchestral Oboe were purchased from
Bob Maes of Kansas, the oboe has red K's painted on it, the K's
stood for Kruse,Fred Kruse of Elgin Illinois,with the
help of Terry Kleven he suggested the oboe was from the Sheridan
Theatre Chicago Opus 1329, the tuba origin was unknown.
I got another reply from Terry recently and he said Fred bought the
oboe from the Stanley Theatre Pittsburgh Opus 1788, Fred Kruse
paid for and installed it in the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Illinois,
Fred had painted the K's on his pipes that were on loan to the Pickwick
our tuba should be from the Sheridan Wurlitzer.
The organ was Installed in its current home on the 4th October 2008,
it is now Installed in Victoria Hall Saltaire.
We have recently purchased a English Horn that came off the Metro Durban
Wurlitzer Opus 2209, this should be Installed by December 2009.