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1945 National Championships of Great Britain - Championship Section

Date:
Saturday, October 6, 1945

Venue:
Royal Albert Hall, London

Test piece:
Overture for An Epic Occasion, Denis Wright

Adjudicator(s):
Frank Wright, Henry Geehl

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey AviationH. Mortimer6180
2Horden CollieryW. Lowes13175
3Parc & DareH. Bebb16173
4Brighouse & RastrickE. Ball4169
7=Black Dyke MillsA. O. Pearce3-
7=GwauncaegurwenD. Lloyd17-
-Blackhall CollieryN. Thorpe11-
-Clydebank BurghC. Telfer1-
-CoryR. Little7-
-Creswell CollieryH. Moss5-
-GrimethorpeG. Thompson9-
-HanwellG. Turner12-
-LutonF. Mortimer2-
-Ransome & MarlesJ. Greenwood10-
-Scottish CWSJ. Greenwood15-
-St Hilda'sG. E. Hespe14-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Moss8-

Denis Wright was appointed referee.

Prizes:

1st: 200 Guineas
2nd: 150 Guineas
3rd: 75 Guineas
4th: 50 Guineas

The 1945 Championship was the first sponsored by the Daily Herald Newspaper.

The winners were announced by John Henry Iles OBE.

The composers notes on his work described an "Epic Occassion" as "such as the overthrow of Nazidom".
The contest started at 12.00 noon.
The programme cost 6d and all proceeds went to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children.  



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