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1956 British Open Championships

Date:

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Tam O 'Shanters Ride, Denis Wright

Adjudicator(s):
T. J. Powell, Frank Wright, Denis Wright

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey AviationH. Mortimer13192
2CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer8191
3Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton12187
4Ferodo WorksG. Hespe9184
5Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood5180
6Creswell CollieryG. Thompson7177
-CWS (Glasgow)E. Clayton4-
-Crossleys Carpet WorksW. Wood15-
-Edge HillW. H. Yates11-
-John White FootwearG. Thompson1-
-Leyland MotorsH. Moss3-
-Ransome & MarlesE. Ball2-
-Rushden TemperanceW. H. Scholes16-
-Sankey's Castle WorksT. Francis14-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry10-
-Yorkshire CopperworksB. Burns6-

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 Denis Wright OBE. 



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