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at the Organ of the Palladium
Cinema, Paignton
Eric Spruce began his engagements as an organist at the age of twelve, when he was appointed to the Normacott Wesleyan Church, Stoke-on-Trent. When he was twenty-two he had his first job as a solo cinema organist at the Rink Cinema, Smethwick, and two years later he went to the Gaumont Palace, Birmingham, then to the Wolverhampton Super Cinema.
Further appointments followed at cinemas in Birmingham and Bournemouth. While at Birmingham he did a considerable amount of broadcasting, and on August 8 last year he gave his first broadcast from the Palladium organ at Paignton.


Unknown: Eric Spruce


(Section E)
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Leslie Heward


Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Leslie Heward


A Feature for Fans
Season 1938-9. No. 31
Edited by ' Jem Belcher '
Eye-witness accounts
Bristol City v. Cardiff City
Swindon Town v. Brighton and Hove
Torquay United v. Bournemouth and B.A.
Bristol'v. Harlequins
Devonport Services v. Gloucester
Bournemouth to Southampton Road
G. R. Walker
Produced by Pat Beech


Edited By: Jem Belcher
Produced By: Pat Beech


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