Oswestry Recorded Music Society
Oswestry Recorded Music Society was founded in 1958, the brainchild of employees of the Post Office’s telephone department (then part of the state-owned GPO and the predecessor to British Telecom). They were based at an engineering and administration centre located ina former country house, Brogyntyn Hall, just outside the town. One of those founder members was Edward Tanner ,who sadly died in February 2012; another was the late Peter Lander (a former Treasurer). Those two members formed the backbone of the Society for many years until ill health forced them to take a back seat.
For most of that period we have been
the only RMS in Shropshire, our nearest neighbours being the South
Cheshire RMS based in Nantwich, Cheshire,
Another important activity throughout the Society's history has been visits to concerts of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as well as occasional concerts at Wrexham featuring various orchestras and artists. Eventually, this operation became independently run by Oswestry Concert-goers. However, in 2016 this group ceased operating.
The Society invested in new and impressive sound equipment in 2015. It's a sign of the times that the audio cassette player and vinyl record deck have not seen the light of day for many years!
Along with the general trend, our membership is not quite as high as once was, but we continue to be one of the more successful societies affiliated to the Federation of Recorded Music Societies.
In 2018, ORMS will celebrate its 60th anniversary
Author: Paul Astell
Page last updated: September 18, 2017