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1868 British Open Championships

Monday, September 3, 1866

Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Robert le Diable, Meyerbeer

J. Waterson, S. Hughes, George Carr

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1BurnleyJ. Ford6-
2Heckmondwyke AlbionJ. Brooke9-
3Black Dyke MillsS. Longbottom3-
4Meltham MillsJ. Bery10-
5Matlock Volunteer RiflesJ. Naylor11-
-BarnleyG. Wray8-
-Dewsbury OldJ. W. Tidswell1-
-Compstall BridgeJ. Conroy4-
-LinthwaiteE. Swift5-
-Liverpool AmateurE. Armitage7-
-Stalybridge Old G. Nicholls2-


1st: £30
2nd: £17
3rd: £11
4th: £8
5th: £4 

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