During the 1950s and 1960s, many organs that had been installed in cinemas during the 1930s were been removed. Some were sadly scrapped whilst others were taken back by Compton's who utilised the parts for use in the church organs they were building at the time.
One such example was the Odeon cinema in Winchester which was taken back by Compton's who utilised some of the pipework for the installation of a new organ at New Eltham Methodist Church in the south east of London which was dedicated in December 1961.
The specification reads:
Sub Bass 16'
Great to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Open Diapason 8'
Swell to Great
Contra Salicional 16'
Tremulant (affecting all divisions)
4 double touch thumb pistons to Great and Pedal
4 double touch thumb pistons to Swell and Pedal
4 toe pistons to Pedal
1 canceller thumb piston - Great to Pedal
1 canceller thumb piston - Swell to Pedal
Double touch canceller to each department