Oral History Information
Job TitleSales Manager
Company NameRushworth & Dreaper
Dave Nicholas was just four years old when he began playing a piano that was left in their new house when they moved in the 1930s. The previous owner had purchased the piano on monthly payments and Dave’s father decided to take over the payments while arranging lessons for young Dave. He later started playing the organ and while working at various holiday camps he met many British entertainment stars including Bud Flanagan and Johnny Ball. After securing a job as an organ salesman at Rushworth & Dreaper in 1971 he was approached by the Royal Philharmonic Hall to play organ in between each movie showing. Dave has continued to play the organ at various churches and halls across Cheshire and Merseyside.