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British Open 2001: 101 Facts and Figures

Here’s the most indispensable list of absolute 101“Anorak” 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 2002

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 Foden’s 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 this information.

To contact Allan to gain further information about the Leyland Band, the Foden’s Book or information about the British Open please contact him at:

26, Offley Road,
CW11 1GY.

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