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British Open, 5th Sep 1953

Test Piece: The Three Musketeers
- George Hespe
Adjudicators: Denis Wright, Harold Hind, George Hespe
Venue: Belle Vue, Manchester

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Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 National Band of New Zealand Ken (sr) Smith 14 194
2 Fairey Aviation Harry Mortimer 15 192
3 Black Dyke Mills Alex Mortimer 7 190
4 CWS (Manchester) Jack Atherton 2 189
5 Foden Motor Works Harry Mortimer 9 185
6 Munn & Feltons Stanley Boddington 18 181
Prescot Cables John Capper 1
Ransome & Marles Harry Mortimer 3
Rushden Temperance William Scholes 10
Wingates Temperance J. Eckersley 11
Woolley Colliery L. Davies 13
Royston New Monckton William Foster 3
Yorkshire Copperworks Alfred Whitehead 4
Besses o' th' Barn Willie Wood 16
Carlton Main Alex Mortimer 6
Edge Hill N. Jones 12
Hanwell George Thompson 8
Leyland Motors Harold Moss 17
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Prizes:

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

Members of the winning band received engraved certificates.

The test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was awarded to Harry Mortimer.

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National Band of New Zealand

Not competed at this contest before. Conductor at this contest is Ken (sr) Smith.

British Open History

None in last 10 years

Recent Form

Fairey Aviation

Competed at this contest 14 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1938. Conductor at this contest is Harry Mortimer.

British Open History

1952 7th Harry Mortimer Scena Sinfonica
1951 6th Harry Mortimer The Conquerors
1950 1st Harry Mortimer Resurgam
1949 1st Harry Mortimer Rhapsody in Brass
1948 2nd Harry Mortimer Music for Brass
1947 1st Harry Mortimer Henry V [Maldwyn Price]
1946 2nd Harry Mortimer Salute to Freedom
1945 1st Harry Mortimer Pride of Race
1944 1st Harry Mortimer The Tempest
1943 2nd Harry Mortimer Themes from Symphony No. 5 [Beethoven]

Recent Form

Black Dyke Mills

Competed at this contest 61 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1856. Conductor at this contest is Alex Mortimer.

British Open History

1952 5th Alex Mortimer Scena Sinfonica
1948 Unknown Result Music for Brass
1947 6th Harry Mortimer Henry V [Maldwyn Price]
1945 Unknown Result Pride of Race

Recent Form

CWS (Manchester)

Competed at this contest 8 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1943. Conductor at this contest is Jack Atherton.

British Open History

1952 1st Eric Ball Scena Sinfonica
1951 3rd Eric Ball The Conquerors
1950 4th Eric Ball Resurgam
1949 6th Eric Ball Rhapsody in Brass
1948 1st Eric Ball Music for Brass
1947 Unknown Result Henry V [Maldwyn Price]
1944 Unknown Result The Tempest
1943 Unknown Result Themes from Symphony No. 5 [Beethoven]

Recent Form

Foden Motor Works

Competed at this contest 19 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1909. Conductor at this contest is Harry Mortimer.

British Open History

1952 2nd Harry Mortimer Scena Sinfonica

Recent Form

Munn & Feltons

Competed at this contest 7 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1934. Conductor at this contest is Stanley Boddington.

British Open History

1952 3rd Stanley Boddington Scena Sinfonica
1950 6th Stanley Boddington Resurgam
1949 3rd Stanley Boddington Rhapsody in Brass
1948 5th Stanley Boddington Music for Brass
1946 3rd Stanley Boddington Salute to Freedom

Recent Form

  • None

Besses o' th' Barn

Competed at this contest 36 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1869. Conductor at this contest is Willie Wood.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica

Recent Form

  • None

Carlton Main

Competed at this contest 22 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1921. Conductor at this contest is Alex Mortimer.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica
1951 Unknown Result The Conquerors
1950 3rd George Hespe Resurgam
1949 Unknown Result Rhapsody in Brass
1948 3rd Eric Ball Music for Brass
1947 Unknown Result Henry V [Maldwyn Price]
1946 5th Albert Badrick Salute to Freedom
1945 Unknown Result Pride of Race
1944 4th Albert Badrick The Tempest
1943 Unknown Result Themes from Symphony No. 5 [Beethoven]

Recent Form

Edge Hill

Competed at this contest 18 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1925. Conductor at this contest is N. Jones.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica
1951 Unknown Result The Conquerors
1950 Unknown Result Resurgam
1949 Unknown Result Rhapsody in Brass
1948 Unknown Result Music for Brass
1947 Unknown Result Henry V [Maldwyn Price]
1946 Unknown Result Salute to Freedom
1945 5th N. Jones Pride of Race

Recent Form

Hanwell

Competed at this contest 7 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1933. Conductor at this contest is George Thompson.

British Open History

1946 Unknown Result Salute to Freedom

Recent Form

Leyland Motors

Competed at this contest 4 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1948. Conductor at this contest is Harold Moss.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica
1951 Withdrawn The Conquerors
1949 Unknown Result Rhapsody in Brass
1948 Unknown Result Music for Brass

Recent Form

Prescot Cables

Competed at this contest 4 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1948. Conductor at this contest is John Capper.

British Open History

1952 4th John Capper Scena Sinfonica
1951 2nd John Capper The Conquerors
1950 Unknown Result Resurgam
1948 Unknown Result Music for Brass

Recent Form

Ransome & Marles

Competed at this contest 7 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1940. Conductor at this contest is Harry Mortimer.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica
1951 1st Eric Ball The Conquerors
1950 Unknown Result Resurgam
1949 2nd Eric Ball Rhapsody in Brass
1948 Unknown Result Music for Brass
1947 Unknown Result Henry V [Maldwyn Price]

Recent Form

Royston New Monckton

Not competed at this contest before. Conductor at this contest is William Foster.

British Open History

None in last 10 years

Recent Form

Rushden Temperance

Competed at this contest 11 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1891. Conductor at this contest is William Scholes.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica
1951 5th William Scholes The Conquerors
1950 5th William Scholes Resurgam
1949 4th William Scholes Rhapsody in Brass
1948 6th William Scholes Music for Brass
1947 Unknown Result Henry V [Maldwyn Price]

Recent Form

Wingates Temperance

Competed at this contest 44 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1901. Conductor at this contest is J. Eckersley.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica
1951 Unknown Result The Conquerors
1950 Unknown Result Resurgam
1949 Unknown Result Rhapsody in Brass
1948 Unknown Result Music for Brass
1947 2nd J. Eckersley Henry V [Maldwyn Price]
1946 Unknown Result Salute to Freedom
1944 Unknown Result The Tempest

Recent Form

Woolley Colliery

Competed at this contest 1 time prior to 1953, first recorded in 1952. Conductor at this contest is L. Davies.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica

Recent Form

Yorkshire Copperworks

Competed at this contest 13 times prior to 1953, first recorded in 1938. Conductor at this contest is Alfred Whitehead.

British Open History

1952 Unknown Result Scena Sinfonica
1951 Unknown Result The Conquerors
1950 Unknown Result Resurgam
1949 Unknown Result Rhapsody in Brass
1948 Unknown Result Music for Brass
1947 Unknown Result Henry V [Maldwyn Price]
1946 Unknown Result Salute to Freedom
1945 Unknown Result Pride of Race
1944 Unknown Result The Tempest
1943 6th Nathan Sidebottom Themes from Symphony No. 5 [Beethoven]

Recent Form

More details and a map are available for this contest

Band Distance
National Band of New Zealand 11711.2 mi / 18847.3 km
Hanwell 155.3 mi / 249.9 km
Rushden Temperance 104.3 mi / 167.9 km
Munn & Feltons 99.4 mi / 160.0 km
Ransome & Marles 63.2 mi / 101.7 km
Carlton Main 37.9 mi / 60.9 km
Yorkshire Copperworks 37.6 mi / 60.5 km
Royston New Monckton 31.9 mi / 51.3 km
Edge Hill 28.8 mi / 46.3 km
Leyland Motors 27.3 mi / 43.9 km
Black Dyke Mills 26.0 mi / 41.9 km
Foden Motor Works 22.8 mi / 36.6 km
Wingates Temperance 15.3 mi / 24.6 km
Besses o' th' Barn 7.2 mi / 11.6 km
CWS (Manchester) 2.5 mi / 4.0 km
Fairey Aviation 2.3 mi / 3.7 km

Average distance: 773.3 mi / 1244.5 km

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