An over-reaction perhaps?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by 4thmandown, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. 4thmandown

    4thmandown Member

    A contest held at Barnoldswick in the late 1880's received national press coverage when it was reported that the Judge's decision was so unpopular that the local police and winning band had to escort the unfortunate man from the hall to the railway station to ensure his safe arrival to catch his train and protect him from physical violence from disgruntled bandsmen and their supporters.
     
  2. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    sounds like the north of england regionals a few years ago..
     
  3. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Aye, contesting was a serious issue in the olden days.

    And probably back in the 1880s too.
     
  4. scotchgirl

    scotchgirl Active Member

    Sounds like a perfectly reasonable reaction to me................
     
  5. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    sad and pathetic
     
  6. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Brass Bands in the national press? Must be the only time other than when Grimley refused the Nationals trophy after winning on William Tell.

    Amazing.
     
  7. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Its a 19th Century version of some of the threads / comments we get on tMP! :)
     
  8. BoozyBTrom

    BoozyBTrom Member

    I was there he he not the 1880's one mind!!!!

    A most amusing day lol.
     
  9. Bert Smales

    Bert Smales New Member

    Adjudicators have a difficult job and are well qualified to decide the outcome of contests. In years gone by it was necessary to challenge decisions there and then. Now they are able to post their names and addresses on the internet with professional cards etc, we can contact them in the days following a contest to discuss any grievances. Anyone tried it?
     
  10. ian perks

    ian perks Active Member

    My late Grandfather told a tale some years when my Great grandfather played at a contest a fight broke out between the 1st placed band &the 2nd placed band a bit of giving the adjudicator a back hander before the contest took place the band placed 1st so the band who was placed 2nd found out about it and it all went:hammer:ranting2::hammer:ranting2::dunno< the last smiley is the judge
     
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  12. Kiz7

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    Not too dis-similiar from this year's West of England Area Contest - heckling/bad language during 4th section results, physical violence and the threat of it in the 1st section, and nasty comments in the top section (lathough a bit more modern as they were by text message/voicemail!)

    Who'd be an adjudicator eh?
     

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