24 Apr 2014

The WWII Dutch barrel organ - Wilhelmus Beetz

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 24 April 2014

From playing a barrel organ in a Dutch cafe while avoiding the Nazis during World War Two, to building one of his very own in Eketahuna. Wilhelmus Beetz's love affair with the Dutch barrel organ began nearly seventy years as a young boy living under German occupation. Today he is living in Eketahuna and has finished doing up his very own Dutch barrel organ, which is nearly 100 years old.