1960 British Open Championships


Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Fantasia, Mozart, arr. Malcolm Sargent

Harry Hayes, Denis Wright & Drake Rimmer

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer15193
2Fairey AviationL. Lamb4190
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. THompson23188
4Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes17187
5Brighouse & RastrickA. Mortimer14185
6LutonW. Scholes13180
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock8-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe22-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood2-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong12-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton3-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell11-
-Creswell Colliery-21-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress24-
-HaighH. Bentham19-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gay10-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes7-
-Morris MotorsS. Boddington1-
-Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe18-
-Scottish Gas BoardD. M. Macbrayne5-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell6-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry16-
-Yorkshire Imperial MetalsG. Hespe9-
-7th A & Sh (TA)E. Buttress20-


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 Iles Medal was presented to Drake Rimmer. 

The Marple Band - Marple and Hawk Green Bands Concert Compstall

Saturday 7 November • St Pauls Church, Compstall Rd, Compstall, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 5HU

The Marple Band - Marple Band Family Christmas Concert

Friday 18 December • Marple Conservative Club, church Lane, Marple, SK6 6AY

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Saturday 30 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Contest: Butlins Mineworkers Festival

Sunday 31 January • Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, Skegness PE25 1NJ

Black Dyke Band - Brighouse & Rastrick, Huddersfield Town Hall

Saturday 27 March • Corporation St, Huddersfield HD1 2TA

Amesbury Town Band

October 21 • Players and beginners of any standard are always warmly welcomed especially some more solo cornets and a spare percussionists to help out existing players. Feel free to drop in even if you just fancy a blow or want to try another instrument. After Covid!

Shipston Town Band

October 8 • We are currently looking to recruit a Bass Trombone BBb bass and EEb bass to bring the band up to strength ready for when things return to normal. We are graded section 3 in the Midlands taking part in a good range of concerts and contests,

Milton Keynes Brass

October 5 • Applications are invited for a baritone player for Milton Keynes Brass. We are a friendly 1st section band based in Milton Keynes and rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings, 7:45pm-10:00pm, with additional rehearsals before contests.

James Garlick

BMus (Hons), QTS
Conductor, Band Trainer, Adjudicator, Tutor


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