British Open 2001: 101 Facts and Figures
Heres the most indispensable list of absolute 101Anorak
facts, figures and useless information you ever wanted to know about
the British Open Brass Band Championships. Go ahead. Read and digest
Then go and bore your friends to death down the pub by becoming
British Open Brain 2001.
We therefore take no responsibility for any action (physical or
otherwise) that may befall you if you dare to repeat any of this
in public. Some of the facts may actually interest you though.
This article has now been updated for the British Open Championships
Read the updated article here
Many thanks to Allan Littlemore, Band Manager of Leyland Band and
author of the 1987 and 1988 Rakeway Brass Band Yearbook (sadly no
longer in print) and the Fodens Centenary History Book for
all the information contained in the article.
Allan also lent 4BarsRest a full copy of British Open results
1939 to date and has been more than patient in allowing us to use
To contact Allan to gain further information about the Leyland
Band, the Fodens Book or information about the British Open
please contact him at:
26, Offley Road,