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at the organ of the New Savoy Cinema , Exeter
Before taking up his appointment as organist at the New Savoy Cinema, Exeter, Harold Stringer was for six and a half years organist at the Piccadilly Cinema, Birmingham. At the age of seventeen he was organist at St. Catherine's, Horse Fair, Birmingham, and two years later he obtained his first appointment as an orchestral pianist, playing at a number of Birmingham cinemas. For a time he was also with one of the big steamship companies.


Unknown: New Savoy Cinema
Unknown: Harold Stringer


including Weather Forecast


' How people choose their books'
' Buying Them'
Geoffrey Grigson and A. S. Court
A discussion between a critic and a bookseller
What is the proportion of new to second-hand books in the average private library ? How much are books re-read ? Do people buy more in the town or the country ? What has been the effect of book clubs and cheap editions on the bookseller's trade ? These are some of the questions to be discussed this evening.


Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson


in ' A Countryman's Reflections '
A Devon man moralises in The Pig and Whistle


(in close harmony)


Lady Leamington lunches out


(including Weather Forecast)

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