From: David Lowe, Feb. 2001
I have just found 'Cinema
Organ' vols 163 and 164, Autumn 1989 and Spring 1990, which include a two
part article by Donald Inkster on this unique Maclean designed Wurlitzer.
It states that this was intended to be a luxurious 4 manual 12 unit
instrument, with marimba harp. In the end it was a 3 manual with an
interesting, not to say odd, mix of ranks and stoplist.
Vox Humana (large scale)
The cinema was badly damaged by a flying bomb on 11th August 1944 and the
organ was removed into storage. Donald tells us that 'it was pirated for
spare parts and I understand the main cable....was used as the replacement
at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool, after the disasterous fire there on 14th