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1947 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 6, 1947

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Henry V, R.M. Price

Adjudicator(s):
Frank Wright, George Hawkins & A. W. Parker

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Fairey AviationH. Mortimer20190
2Wingates TemperanceJ. Eckersley23188
3Creswell CollieryH. Moss17185
4Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe22180
5Bickershaw CollieryH. Mortimer7178
6Black Dyke MillsH. Mortimer2175
-CWS (Manchester)E. Ball16-
-CadisheadF. V. Lloyd21-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryN. Thorpe6-
-Chapel en le FrithF. Moss12-
-City of CoventryE. Ball4-
-CrookhallW. Lowes8-
-Edge HillN. Jones1-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Hespe9-
-HorwichA. Hazelhurst13-
-NelsonC. Smith18-
-Ransome & MarlesD. Aspinall19-
-Rothwell TemperanceJ. W. Newton5-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes14-
-Sheffield Transport DeptR. Williams11-
-Stretford OldL. Davies15-
-Watford SilverR. Hutchinson10-
-Yorkshire Copper WorksJ. Elliott3-

Brighouse and Rastrick and Brodsworth Colliery were printed in the programme, but did not play at the contest.

Prizes:

1st: £75 plus the £2000 Gold Trophy plus the "Sunday Chronicle" Trophy.
2nd: £40
3rd: £30
4th: £25
5th: £15
6th: £10

At the end of the contest the winning band performed a short entertainment programme of their own choice, plus a broadcast for the BBC on the 17th September.

A collection was made for the Bandsmen's Empire Home and Shrine Memorial Fund.  



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