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British Open

Sat 1st Sep 1956

Test Piece: Tam O'Shanter's Ride [Wright]
- Denis Wright
Adjudicators: Denis Wright, Frank Wright, Thomas James Powell
Venue: Belle Vue, Manchester, Lancashire, England, UK

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Position Band Conductor Draw Points
1 Fairey Aviation Harry Mortimer 13 192
2 CWS (Manchester) Alex Mortimer 8 191
3 Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Jack Atherton 12 187
4 Ferodo Works George Hespe 9 184
5 Besses o' th' Barn Willie Wood 5 180
6 Creswell Colliery George Thompson 7 177
John White Footwear George Thompson 1
Ransome & Marles Eric Ball 2
Leyland Motors Harold Moss 3
CWS (Glasgow) Elgar Clayton 4
Yorkshire Copperworks Bernard Burns 6
Wingates Temperance Hugh Parry 10
Edge Hill William Yates 11
Sankey's Castle Works Tom Francis 14
Crossley's Carpet Works Willie Wood 15
Rushden Temperance William Scholes 16
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Prizes:

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 test piece was specially composed for the contest.

The Iles Medal was presented to Denis Wright OBE.

(Courtesy of www.4barsrest.com)

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