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1866 British Open Championships

Monday, September 3, 1866

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
L'Africaine, Meyerbeer arr Grosse plus 'Own Choice'

Frederick Godfrey, William Winterbottom, Alfred Pasey, W. Williams

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Dewsbury OldJohn Peel11-
2Matlock BridgeJ. Naylor19-
3Healey HallJ. Law9-
4BacupJ. Lord8-
5ChesterfieldJ. Tallis Trimnell4-
-BurnleyW. Harrison14-
-Clay CrossJ. Naylor3-
-Denton OriginalA. W. Gilmer16-
-DodsworthJ. W. Dodsworth7-
-Dumfries Volunteers-15-
-Farnley Ironworks-20-
-Heckmondwyke AlbionJ. Brooks2-
-LiverpoolE. Armitage18-
-Sowerby Bridge-17-
-TodmordenW. Brooks5-
-WednesburyA. W. Gilmer1-


1st: £30
2nd: £17
3rd: £11
4th: £8
5th: £4 

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