During January and February this year the North East Theatre Organ Association carry out maintenance on the Mighty Wurlitzer, this year it has been given a Golden makeover. The top panels along with the decorative pillar ends also the organ foot pedal board and bench have been sent away to a specialist factory to have all the gold leaf of the Mighty Wurlitzer restored and repainted. The pedal board being rebrushed and refinished, the manual keyboards also needed some attention to level up the keys as over the last number of years the keys have had significant wear and tear and become uneven and the contacts suffer.

All have been restored to the correct settings and with the Gold leafing restored along with the painting, the Mighty Wurlitzer is back to its former golden glory. NETOA Chairman John Heslop says “the gold leafing and repainting will add to the Mighty Wurlitzer magical experience at concerts and events in the future” Next concerts at the New Victoria Centre, HowdenLe-Wear, Nr. Crook are: Saturday 8th April at 7.00pm and Sunday 9th April at 2.30pm with brilliant international organist and entertainer “JOHN MANN”. Tel 01388 762467, email: david.kirkbride@netoa.org.uk Website: www.netoa.org.uk Sunday 30th April at 2.30pm “New Vic. Allstars” play the Mighty Wurlitzer concert with cream tea included. Tel 01388 601596 or email frdthompson0@gmail.com