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1953 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 5, 1953

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Three Musketeers, George Hespe

Adjudicator(s):
Denis Wright, Harold Hind & George Hespe

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1National Band of New ZealandK. Smith14194
2Fairey AviationH. Mortimer15192
3Black Dyke MillsA. Mortimer7190
4CWS (Manchester)J. Atherton2189
5Foden Motor WorksH. Mortimer9185
6Munn & FeltonsS. Boddington18181
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood16-
-Carlton MainA. Mortimer6-
-Edge HillN. Jones12-
-HanwellG. Thompson8-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss17-
-Prescot CablesJ. Capper1-
-Ransome & MarlesH. Mortimer3-
-Royston New MoncktonW. Foster3-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes10-
-Wingates TemperanceJ. Eckersley11-
-Woolley CollieryL. Davies13-
-Yorkshire CopperworksA. H. Whitehead4-

Prizes:

1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Challenge Trophy plus the 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup
3rd: £80
4th: £50
5th: £30
6th: £20

Members of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Harry Mortimer. 



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