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1977 British Open Championships

Date:
Saturday, September 10, 1977

Venue:
Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Diadem of Gold, Bailey, arr. F. Wright

Adjudicator(s):
William Relton, Stanley Boddington & Arthur Butterworth

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1Black Dyke MillsP. Parkes10194
2Brighouse & RastrickD. Broadbent20192
3Fairey EngineeringR. Evans21191
4Hammonds SauceG. Whitham14190
5Ever ReadyG. Thompson11188
6William Davis ConstructionJ. Berryman8187
7CWS (Manchester)T. Walmsley15186
8CoryB. Gay12185
-Besses o' th' BarnF. Bryce3-
-Burton (Newall)E. Woodhouse19-
-Carlton MainD. Stephens2-
-City of CoventryK. Dennison9-
-Desford CollieryA. Chappell7-
-East Lancs Paper GroupD. Loukes13-
-Foden Motor WorksJ. Scotts6-
-Grimethorpe CollieryH. Snell16-
-Stanshawe Sun LifeW. Hargreaves17-
-TemplemoreJ. W. Birch4-
-Thoresby CollieryW. Lippeatt22-
-Tredegar TownR. J. Childs18-
-Wingates TemperanceF. Renton1-
-Yorkshire ImperialD. Carr5-

Prizes:

1st: £400 plus £2000 Guineas Gold Challenge Trophy.
2nd: £250 plus the Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £175
4th: £125
5th: £100
6th: £75

The Iles Medal was awarded to James Scott.

The winning band also received a Sovereign cornet inscribed 'The Harry Mortimer Award'.

Thoresby Colliery, Templemore, East Lancs Paper Group, Burton (Newall), were not invited to the 1978 contest. 



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Composer and conductor