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British Open

Lower sections of this contest are held in May:
Grand Shield
Senior Cup
Senior Trophy

Originally styled as simply the "Belle Vue Brass Band Contest", with the advent of the Belle Vue July Contest in 1886 it became necessary to distinguish it as the "Belle Vue September Contest". Contest programmes show that this styling was still in use in 1954, but had been replaced by "British Open" by 1962.

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Past Results

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Date Winner Conductor Test Piece
8th Sep 2018
9th Sep 2017
10th Sep 2016
5th Sep 2015
6th Sep 2014
7th Sep 2013
1st Sep 2012
3rd Sep 2011
4th Sep 2010
12th Sep 2009
13th Sep 2008
15th Sep 2007
9th Sep 2006
17th Sep 2005
18th Sep 2004
13th Sep 2003
14th Sep 2002
15th Sep 2001
9th Sep 2000
11th Sep 1999
6th Sep 1998
17th Jan 1998
7th Sep 1996
9th Sep 1995
10th Sep 1994
4th Sep 1993
5th Sep 1992
7th Sep 1991
8th Sep 1990
9th Sep 1989
10th Sep 1988
5th Sep 1987
6th Sep 1986
7th Sep 1985
8th Sep 1984
10th Sep 1983
4th Sep 1982
5th Sep 1981
6th Sep 1980
8th Sep 1979
9th Sep 1978
10th Sep 1977
4th Sep 1976
6th Sep 1975
7th Sep 1974
1st Sep 1973
2nd Sep 1972
4th Sep 1971
6th Sep 1970
6th Sep 1969
7th Sep 1968
2nd Sep 1967
3rd Sep 1966
4th Sep 1965
5th Sep 1964
7th Sep 1963
15th Sep 1962
16th Sep 1961
17th Sep 1960
5th Sep 1959
6th Sep 1958
7th Sep 1957
1st Sep 1956
3rd Sep 1955
4th Sep 1954
5th Sep 1953
6th Sep 1952
1st Sep 1951
2nd Sep 1950
3rd Sep 1949
4th Sep 1948
6th Sep 1947
7th Sep 1946
1st Sep 1945
2nd Sep 1944
4th Sep 1943
5th Sep 1942
6th Sep 1941
7th Sep 1940
30th Sep 1939
5th Sep 1938
6th Sep 1937
7th Sep 1936
2nd Sep 1935
3rd Sep 1934
4th Sep 1933
5th Sep 1932
7th Sep 1931
1st Sep 1930
2nd Sep 1929
3rd Sep 1928
5th Sep 1927
6th Sep 1926
7th Sep 1925
1st Sep 1924
3rd Sep 1923
4th Sep 1922
5th Sep 1921
6th Sep 1920
1st Sep 1919
7th Sep 1918
1st Sep 1917
2nd Sep 1916
4th Sep 1915
7th Sep 1914
1st Sep 1913
2nd Sep 1912
4th Sep 1911
5th Sep 1910
6th Sep 1909
7th Sep 1908
2nd Sep 1907
3rd Sep 1906
4th Sep 1905
5th Sep 1904
7th Sep 1903
1st Sep 1902
2nd Sep 1901
3rd Sep 1900
4th Sep 1899
5th Sep 1898
6th Sep 1897
7th Sep 1896
2nd Sep 1895
3rd Sep 1894
4th Sep 1893
5th Sep 1892
7th Sep 1891
1st Sep 1890
2nd Sep 1889
3rd Sep 1888
5th Sep 1887
6th Sep 1886
7th Sep 1885
1st Sep 1884
3rd Sep 1883
4th Sep 1882
5th Sep 1881
6th Sep 1880
1st Sep 1879
2nd Sep 1878
3rd Sep 1877
4th Sep 1876
6th Sep 1875
7th Sep 1874
8th Sep 1873
2nd Sep 1872
4th Sep 1871
5th Sep 1870
6th Sep 1869
7th Sep 1868
2nd Sep 1867
3rd Sep 1866
4th Sep 1865
5th Sep 1864
31st Aug 1863
1st Sep 1862
2nd Sep 1861
3rd Sep 1860
5th Sep 1859 No Contest. The contest was cancelled as only three bands entered: Black Dyke, Dewsbury, and Holmfirth.
6th Sep 1858
7th Sep 1857
8th Sep 1856
3rd Sep 1855
4th Sep 1854
5th Sep 1853

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Years Band
1972 1973 1974 Black Dyke Mills
1961 1962 1963 Fairey
1932 1933 1934 Brighouse & Rastrick
1926 1927 1928 Fodens Motor Works
1885 1886 1887 Kingston Mills
1879 1880 1881 Black Dyke Mills
1876 1877 1878 Meltham Mills

British Open and Qualifying

See Also

Contest Website:http://www.thebritishopen.net/
History of Belle Vue:http://manchesterhistory.net/bellevue/attract.html

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