British Organ Grinders Association


Welcome to BOGA! 

The British Organ Grinders Association was set up in 1991 by Peter Churchard along with a handful of British enthusiasts who decided that some kind of club was needed for hand-turned organ enthusiasts.  Since those days, the British Organ Grinders' Association has grown to over 500 members all over the world.

The association produces a newsletter: 'Organ Grinders News', which is sent free to members four times a year.

There are also two meetings a year for members to get together, usually at a mechanical music museum or similar venue.

You do not need to own an organ to join BOGA, and you do not need to live in Britain.  Anybody with an interest in hand-turned organs can join.  The UK subscription is £15 per year.

If you would like to join BOGA you can email the membership secretary, or write: John Webb, 36 Rochester Way, Twyford, Banbury, Oxon. OX17 3JX.

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Last updated: 5th July 2016

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Appeals for Organ grinders: Hunstanton Carnival is on 26th June and would be delighted to include some street organs. There are several events on the Saturday, but the main day is Sunday with classic vehicles, a parade, air display, etc. If you are interested in attending please contact Cllr Steve Ellis.

BOGA Steering Committee Members:
Founder - Peter Churchard
President: Derek Stevenson
Chairman: Eric Dilks
Treasurer: David Wright  email
Secretary/Newsletter Editor: Karen Dilks  email
Membership Secretary: John Webb  email
Member Representative: Terry Pankhurst  email
Shirley's Fund: Margaret Dilks
Member without Portfolio: John Smith

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