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1943 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 4, 1943

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Themes from Symphony No. 5, Beethoven arranged Denis Wright

Herbert Bennett, Henry Geehl

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock17194
2Fairey AviationH. Mortimer20192
3Creswell CollieryH. Moss19190
4Brighouse & RastrickH. Mortimer16187
5Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe6182
6Yorkshire CopperworksN. Sidebottom14180
-CWS (Manchester)A. Rayner21-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryA. E. Bodrick1-
-Chopwell CollieryH. Mileman10-
-City of CoventryH. Heyes3-
-CoryR. Little12-
-Crookhall CollieryJ. Stobbs18-
-Gawthorpe VictoriaH. Kemp2-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson7-
-Halifax Home GuardT. Casson5 -
-Harton CollieryJ. Atherton9-
-Horwich OldA. Hazelhurst11-
-ICI (Alkali)F. Mortimer8-
-North SeatonJ. Foulds13-
-Parkhead Forge (Glasgow)G. Hawkins15-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath4-

Tom Eastwood was appointed referee.


1st: £50 plus £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy
2nd: £20
3rd: £12
4th: £8
5th: £6
6th: £4

The winning band performed a short concert after the presentation of the prizes, as well as a broadcast on the BBC on 5th September.  

Contest: London & SC Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Contest: Welsh Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea SA1 4PE

Contest: North of England Regional Championships

Saturday 17 March • The Gala Theatre, 1 Millennium Place, Durham DH1 1WA

Black Dyke Band - Victoria Hall, Bolton

Saturday 17 March • 37 Knowsley St, Bolton BL1 2AS

Contest: London & SC REgional Championships

Sunday 18 March • Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, Stevenage SG1 1LZ

Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

March 17 • Musical Director due to work commitments, the Wakefield Metropolitan Band seeks applications for this position. 1st section band with a 5th place at the areas. We require someone with the drive and ambition to take us to the next level is this you ?

Walsall Brass Band

March 17 • WALSALL BRASS BAND are looking for Cornets, 1st Baritone, 2nd Euphonium, Bb Bass and Percusion.

Cheshire Constabulary Band

March 17 • We are urgently looking for a Tenor Horn, Cornet and snare drummers (for our Corps of drums). Smart friendly well run band with varied engagements, just one rehearsal a week. Open to all walks of life ( you do not need to work for the Police!)

James Chamberlain

BMus (Hons) PGCE
Conductor, Teacher