Band Contest - Raikes Hall, Blackpool The third annual brass band contest took place at BIackpool. Fourteen bands entered, but only ten took part in the contest, and these were the following: Accrington, conductor Mr. R. Smith; Black Dyke, Mr. W. Rushworth; Besses o' the Barn, Mr. W. Hutton; Bury, Mr. J. Hazlitt; Colne, Mr, James Duerden; Darwen, 2nd L.R.V., Mr. W. Ellis; Dewsbury, 29th W.R. , Mr. B. Jackson; Dewsbury Old, Mr. John Peel; Matlock Bridge, Mr. J. Naylor; Newchurch, Mr. O. Holdsworth; Trawden, Mr. H Whittaker. Mr. J. Ellwood, conductor of the Earl of Ellesmere's band, Worsley; Mr. Batley, of WorsIey; and Mr. Range, of Blackburn, officiated as judges. The prizes were awarded as follows: First (£47), Matlock; second. (£27 12s,), Darwen; third (£18), Trawden; fourth (£5), Colne; fifth (£3), Dewsbury, 29th W.R.
Prizes: £25 and bombardon, £15 and tenor horn, £7 10s and cornet, £5, £2