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Rawtenstall Contest

Sat 24th Apr 1886

Format: Own Choice Test Piece Contest
Adjudicators: Oliver Gaggs
Venue: Football Ground, Burnley Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Position Band Conductor Music Draw
1 Bury Borough R. Jackson Hohenlinden 7
2 Burnley Borough J. Whittaker Hours of Beauty 14
3 Tyldesley Richard Marsden Hail Apollo 15
4 Ramsbottom Mr. Rooney Shades of Heroes 13
5 Oats Royd Mills William Heap Hail Apollo 8
Radcliffe and Pilkington Robert Jackson 1
Heap Bridge John Peers 2
Water R. Hargreaves 3
Middleton Public Edwin Swift 4
Bacup Change T. Hardacre 5
Farnworth Old J. C. Wright 6
Newhallhey John Lord 9
Blackburn Old Unknown, do you know? 10
Copley Mills James Simpson 11
Rochdale Amateur Edwin Swift 12
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15 bands entered and competed
Prizes: £12, £8, £5, £3, £2
Each band played an own choice glee and set of quadrilles.
Brass Band News May 1886 shows Alexander Owen as conductor of Blackburn Old, however he was at Colne contest that date conducting four bands.

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