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1962 British Open Championships

Saturday, September 15, 1962

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Island Heritage, Helen Perkin

John Faulds, Harry Hayes & Eric Ball

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1FaireyL. Lamb22196
2Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe17195
3Yorkshire ImperialA. Owenson12192
4Crossley's CarpetsJ. Harrison10190
5Morris MotorsS. Boddington5188
6Black Dyke MillsG. Whitham18185
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock14-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood1-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong6-
-CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer2-
-Cammell LairdR. Mortimer8-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton13-
-Creswell CollieryW. Heaton7-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress20-
-Foden Motor WorksR. Mortimer16-
-Grimethorpe CollieryG. Thompson36-
-HoggarthsJ. A. Hughes15-
-LindleyP. Wadsworth4-
-Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes19-
-SlaithwaiteR. Newsome11-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell9-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry21-


1st: £200 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £100
4th: £60
5th: £40
6th: £25

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The winning conductor received an engraved cigarette casket.

The Iles Medal was presented to Rex Mortimer. 

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Alan Fernie

Arranger, composer, adjudicator, conductor