1868 British Open Championships

Monday, September 3, 1866

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Robert le Diable, Meyerbeer

J. Waterson, S. Hughes, George Carr

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1BurnleyJ. Ford6-
2Heckmondwyke AlbionJ. Brooke9-
3Black Dyke MillsS. Longbottom3-
4Meltham MillsJ. Bery10-
5Matlock Volunteer RiflesJ. Naylor11-
-BarnleyG. Wray8-
-Dewsbury OldJ. W. Tidswell1-
-Compstall BridgeJ. Conroy4-
-LinthwaiteE. Swift5-
-Liverpool AmateurE. Armitage7-
-Stalybridge Old G. Nicholls2-


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

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.

Ian Porthouse

Cornet soloist, clinician, conductor and adjudicator


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