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National victory snapshots: Foden's in 1934 and 2018

84 years may separate these two pictures — but the you can still see how much it means to be a Foden's National Champion...

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  Victory images from 2018 and 1934...

The members of Foden's Band certainly enjoyed their celebrations on winning the 2018 National title at the Royal Albert Hall under Russell Gray.

However, so did the players at the famous Crystal Palace in 1934 after they won the title under the baton of the great Fred Mortimer playing 'Comedy Overture' — the moment when victory was announced — and a hat-trick victory at that — captured in the wonderful image above.

The players could not celebrate be wearing the trophy on their heads though as they would have been hard pressed to have lifted the iconic 1000 Guinea Trophy which was presented to them.

The band were declared 'Champions of Great Britain and the Colonies' and gained a cash prize of £50 (worth £3,400 today)4BR

Great Britain and the Colonies

The band were declared 'Champions of Great Britain and the Colonies' and gained a cash prize of £50 (worth £3,400 today) as well as a band instrument from sponsors Boosey & Hawkes work £21 a gold medal to the conductor valued at 5 guineas and a catalogue of music to the value of 4 guineas.

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