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1944 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 2, 1944

Venue:
Bell Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
The Tempest, Maurice Johnstone

Adjudicator(s):
Harold Hind, Frank Wright & Alfred Ashpole

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey AviationH. Mortimer22182
2Creswell CollieryH. Moss4170
3Bickershaw CollieryW. Haydock12168
4Carlton Main Frickley CollieryA. E. Badrick14164
5Clydebank BurghG. Harkins7153
6Brighouse & RastrickF. Berry13152
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe9-
-CWS (Manchester)A. Rayner3-
-City of CoventryH. Heyes5-
-CoryR. Little1-
-Crookhall CollieryJ. Stobbs23-
-Denton OriginalF. Bovelli15-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson18-
-GwauncaegurwenD. Lloyd10-
-Halifax Home GuardT. Casson21-
-Horton CollieryJ. Atheron19-
-Horwich OldP. Bullough2-
-ICI (Alkali)F. Mortimer16-
-Parc & DareD. Wright6-
-Sankey's Castle WorksC. Yorath17-
-St Hilda'sM. Wood20-
-Wingates TemperanceW. Wood8-
-Yorkshire CopperworksS. Wood11-

Prizes:

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

The winning band perormed a short concert following the presentation of the prizes, as well as a BBC concert on Monday 4th September.

A resolution of thanks to "Absent Comrades" still at War was made by John Henry Iles.  



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