1960 British Open Championships


Belle Vue, Manchester

Test piece:
Fantasia, Mozart, arr. Malcolm Sargent

Harry Hayes, Denis Wright & Drake Rimmer

Pos Band Conductor Dr Pts
1CWS (Manchester)A. Mortimer15193
2Fairey AviationL. Lamb4190
3Grimethorpe CollieryG. THompson23188
4Rushden TemperanceW. Scholes17187
5Brighouse & RastrickA. Mortimer14185
6LutonW. Scholes13180
-Agnes StreetE. Ruddock8-
-Barrow ShipyardH. Sutcliffe22-
-Besses o' th' BarnW. Wood2-
-Blackhall CollieryH. Strong12-
-Carlton Main Frickley CollieryJ. Atherton3-
-City of CoventryA. Chappell11-
-Creswell Colliery-21-
-Eccles BoroughE. Buttress24-
-HaighH. Bentham19-
-John Thompson WorksB. Gay10-
-Leyland MotorsH. Oakes7-
-Morris MotorsS. Boddington1-
-Ransome & MarlesG. Hespe18-
-Scottish Gas BoardD. M. Macbrayne5-
-TemplemoreA. E. Bell6-
-Wingates TemperanceH. Parry16-
-Yorkshire Imperial MetalsG. Hespe9-
-7th A & Sh (TA)E. Buttress20-


1st: £150 plus £2,000 Gold Trophy plus 'Sunday Chronicle' Trophy.
2nd: £120 plus The Frank Parker Memorial Cup.
3rd: £80
4th: £50
5th: £30
6th: £20

Each member of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The Iles Medal was presented to Drake Rimmer. 

Contest: Whit Friday March Contests

Friday 24 May • Saddleworth & Tameside OL3

Boarshurst Silver Band - Canning City Brass and Boarshurst Silver Band

Sunday 26 May • Boarshurst Band Club, Greenbridge Lane, OL3 7EW OL3 7EW


Friday 7 June • St. Michaels Church. Duke street. Wigan WN1 2BJ

Bellshill Salvation Army Band - Guest Soloist Tom Hutchinson (The Cory Band)

Saturday 8 June • Uddington Old Parish Church, Old Glasgow Road Uddington. G71 7HF

Wotton-under-Edge Silver Band - Foden's Band

Sunday 23 June • Renishaw Innovation Centre,. New Mills, Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge,. Gloucestershire GL12 8JR

Mereside Brass

May 22 • MERESIDE BRASS (Rudheath,Northwich) are looking for a FRONT ROW CORNET & a 2nd EUPH to complete our line up. We are a friendly 4th Section band with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events and enjoy occasional contests. Come and give us a try!

Audley Brass

May 20 • Audley Brass are seeking a Principal Cornet player to lead the band into the First Section in 2025. The band have several fantastic events in the diary including the National Finals and no less than 6 of our epic beer festival sing-along nights.

Linthwaite Band

May 20 • We currently have a vacancy for either a 2nd Euphonium or 2nd Baritone, we have a busy varied list of engagements lined up for the summer, and are a friendly 4th section contesting band based just outside of Huddersfield, and welcome any new players.

Alan Widdop

Conductor, Brass teacher, Adjudicator (ABBA)


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