Have you found the “hidden gem” in Eccles?

Did you know there’s an amazing little theatre tucked away at Peel Green in Eccles?

Behind Patricroft Methodist Church, on the corner of Liverpool Road and Alexandra Road, you’ll find a rather unassuming-looking building proclaiming that it’s the “Theatre Organ Heritage Centre” – a venue set up by the Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust.

The Heritage Centre opened in 2006 with some help from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It has a weekly concert held every Wednesday at 1pm. It is also open every Friday and on the first Saturday of each month, from 11am – 3pm. Run by a team of very enthusiastic volunteers, the Centre also holds coffee mornings, bring-and-buy sales and don’t forget the annual Heritage Open Day.

Hidden away inside a 1930s style cinema is a delightful 1927 Wurlitzer organ that rises through the floor as in days of old. A different professional organist performs each week, all with their own style and choice of music. Some weeks there are silent films and other entertainment too. There is also a museum devoted to theatre organs.

Come and relive the nostalgia of the cinema’s heyday and delight in some light hearted music and fun. You’ll be pleased you did!

To find out more, contact Roger on 0161 792 1836 or email rcfgromit@btinternet.com