Conductor Gilbert Uren [in centre holding trophy], shortly after the choir won a top prize at the prestigious Blackpool festival, c1969. 

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Barrow Working Men's Club and Institute Male Voice Choir. Winners of the Grundy Challenge Vase for choirs of up to forty voices.  The contest for this class at Blackpool on 24 October 1969 involved singing two test pieces, which on this occasion were The Vision of Belshazzar by Granville Bantock and Go Lovely Rose by Edgar Bainton.


1  Gardner Hodgson

2  Johnny Babbs

3  Harold Kerr

4  Bill Jacobs

5  ?

6  ?

7  Jimmy Williams

8  Harry Healey

9  Henry Webb

10 Lewis Grieve

11 Martin Tongue

12 Ben High

13 Jim Love

14 Eddie Fell

15 George Dixon

16 Ken Ralph

17 ?Len Hubbold

18 ?Les Wilson

19 Alan Barber

20 Fred Morgan

21 Mike Graham

22 Jack Garnett

23 ?Ted Wilson

24 Jim Rogan

25 Harold Wilkinson

26 Jim Warburton

27 Wilf Holt

28 Bill Roberts

29 Bob Shuttleworth

30 Harry Hall (chairman)

31 Gilbert Uren conductor, with trophy)

32 Jack Newman JP (Barrow Working Men's Club president)

33 Bill Graham (choir secretary)

34 Edwin Griffin

35 Jack Perrin