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1955 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 3, 1955

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Sinfonietta for Brass Band, Erik Leidzen

Adjudicator(s):
W. Hargreaves, D. Wright & E. Leidzen

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Ferodo WorksG.Hespe9190
2John White FootwearG. Thompson10186
3CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer6184
4Ransome & MarlesE. Ball3182
5YEWCOA. Lunn15178
6Rushden TemperatureW. Scholes7170
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe5-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood4-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton1-
-Clayton AnilineE. Buttress12-
-CoryE. S. Brown16-
-Edge HillW. Yates13-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss8-
-Markham MainE. Griffiths2-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry11-
-Yorkshire CopperworksW. Wood14-

Prizes:

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

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was presented to Stanley Boddington. 



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