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As we at Stone Recorded Music Society celebrate our 75th anniversary year we think back to the young people who in the latter years of the Second World War found this a way of enjoying music and socialising together.
We still have a society whose members feel the same. However we are not young and the new members who join us are of a similar vintage. We have come to accept that this is not the way our children and grandchildren choose to listen to music and it is unlikely we shall reach our centenary.
Nonetheless it works for us. Numbers have declined from towards 60 in our heyday but seem now to have settled round about 23/24. There is much fun and laughter at our fortnightly meetings, and social events are popular and well-attended. We are as young at heart as our founders and hope to be around for some time to come.
Rochdale Gramophone Society
Jack Tattersall joined in 1952 and over the intervening years held, at different times, the posts of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. In 2001 he was elected as Honorary President of the Society in recognition of his many years of work and support. Sadly Jack died in 2016 having completed 62 years of continuous membership of the Society.
the music is almost all played from CDs but some programmes feature DVD
presentations. The original EMG gramophone mentioned above was finally
sold on Ebay about 15 years ago for £1200.
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