Formation
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.




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Why Join BOGA?
Anybody with an interest in hand-turned organs can join.  You do not need to own an organ to join BOGA, and you do not need to live in Britain.
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.
The UK subscription is just £15 per year.
What's New?
As you can see, our website has changed.   It had previously been generously hosted as sub-pages on Melvyn Wright's website, but is now on a site of its very own.   By doing this we hope to be more diligent in keeping the site up-to-date, and may also be able to include Forum pages to which members can contribute.
The changeover is not yet complete - some items may be changed and there is more to be added.

An earlier amendment was to the Guide page, which was re-written to reflect changes and innovations since it was last updated.

The latest additions are Searching for that ideal hobby and Some ideas that may help in building your own Topsy Organ which appear as the second and third items on the Articles page, and which were written by Terry Pankhurst.
How do I Join
If you would like to join BOGA you can email the membership secretary, or write to: John Webb, 36 Rochester Way, Twyford, Banbury, Oxon. OX17 3JX.

You can also download and print a Membership Application Form which contains additional information and upon which you can enter your personal details.

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Music

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If not already playing, click on ► to hear
the Grand March  Hoch Heidecksburg
arranged for a 31 note Street Organ
by Melvyn Wright
If you are using a web browser other than Chrome, some typical organ music plays as you access this page for the first time - you can pause and adjust its volume using the controls above.   Chrome users can use the same controls to hear the music.  If you refresh the page, or return here from elsewhere on the website, the music will NOT play automatically.
  
BOGA Steering Committee Members
   Founder - Peter Churchard
   President: Ernie Thomas
   Chairman: Eric Dilks
   Treasurer:  Andy Hinds email
   Secretary/Newsletter Ed: Karen Dilks email
   Membership Secretary: John Webb email
   Member Representative Terry Pankhurst email
   Shirley's Fund:  Margaret Dilks
   Member without Portfolio: Peter Buckeridge
   Webmaster:    Don Johnson email

The picture at the top of the page was taken at an event at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings,