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British Open memories No 3: Richard Evans

4BR Editor Iwan Fox talks to Richard Evans to find out more about his own British Open memories...

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  4BR met up with Richard Evans to talk about his British Open memories


In the build up to the 2018 British Open Championship at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on the weekend, 4BR and the iconic Gold Shield met up with the great Richard Evans.

He talks about his early appearances at the British Open at Belle Vue, his conducting debut and victory with Wingates Band on 'Fireworks' in 1975 and his second victory on 'Salamander' in 1994 with BNFL Band.

Keep a keen ear out though for his tale about the famous Leyland white jackets — and the appropriate accompanying sound of an ice cream van that came past his house as we spoke.

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