On the 27th September 1930 Foden's became the National Champions of Great Britain at Crystal Palace
The Test piece was Severn Suite by Edward Elgar
Adjudicators were Henry Geehl, T REES, George Nicholls
1st) Fodens Motor Works (drawn 14th)
2nd) Black Dyke Mills (drawn 17th)
3rd) Irwell Springs (drawn 4th)
Sir Edward Elgar was unable to attend the contest due to illness – Sciatica – which turned out to be cancer from which he died in 1934. Prior to the results Fred Mortimer conducted six of the bands in a performance of Alexander Owen’s “Rossini’s Works” followed by Harry Mortimer’s playing the “The Warrior” by Basil Windsor.