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1953 National Championships of Great Britain - Championship Section

Date:
Saturday, October 17, 1953

Venue:
Empress Hall, Earls Court, London

Test piece:
Diadem of Gold, G. Bailey arr. F. Wright

Adjudicator(s):
J.Greenwood, T.J.Powell

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fodens Motor WorksH. Mortimer10190
2CWS (Manchester)J. Atherton3187
3Creswell CollieryG. Hespe17185
4Rushden CollieryW. Scholes15184
5Ransome & MarlesD. Aspinall9183
6Fairey AviationH. Mortimer6182
7Govan BurghG. Grant18-
-Black Dyke MillsA. Mortimer8-
-Brighouse & RastrickE. Ball13-
-CamborneF. Roberts16-
-Crookham CollieryW. Lowes1-
-HanwellE. Bravington8-
-Harton CollieryN. Piper6-
-Morris MotorsH. Mortimer7-
-Parc & DareW. Scholes11-
-Tullis RussellD. Rimmer2-
-Wallsend ShipyardW. Hargreaves14-
-WoodfallsS. L. Clarke12-

Frank Wright was the appointed referee.

Prizes:

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

The youngest player, and only girl at the contest was 10 year old Mary Bailey with the Woodfall Band.

At 4.45pm the announcement of the results and the winning band playing a piece of its own choice was played on BBC Radio.

1953 was the second year in succession that the contest took place at the Empress Hall, Earles Court.

The contest started at 10.30am 



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Jack Capstaff

Bmus (Hons)
Conductor | Composer