A Grange-over-Sands boy went through to the next round of a prestigious national music competition in 1992.

John Bradbury, aged 15, of Methven Hotel, Grange-over-Sands, won the Cumbria Area Round of Audi Junior Musician 1992.

Cumbria’s Audi dealer Hadwins (Lindale) Ltd was host to the special musical occasion, on Thursday, July 9.

Eight of the most talented young musicians in the region, including four from Cumbria, performed before an audience of 250 people at Lindale, using the large car show room.

The young musicians each gave an instrumental ten-minute programme after which one was chosen to go forward to the Regional Final. The competition was in its sixth year and its aim was to foster and encourage the talents of young musicians from the ages of 12 to 15.

The competitors were: Catherine Greenwood, of Swarthmoor, flute; John Bradbury, of Grange-over-Sands, piano; Richard Quarmby, of Grange-over-Sands, piano; David Bremmer, of Holmrook, piano; Louise Forbes, of Billinge, violin; Philip Robinson, of Haslingden, horn; Victoria Sinclair, of Alderley Edge, piano; and Matthew Taylor, of Ramsbottom, bassoon.

Mr W J Bateman welcomed the audience and introduced the adjudicator, Jennifer Caws.

The winner was John Bradbury, of Grange-over-Sands, pianist. Eddie Ridgway, from Milton Keynes, congratulated John on his success and looked forward to his future success in the next round.

John attended Cartmel Priory School.

The next round of the Audi Competition was due to be held at Queensferry, Edinburgh, on September 26 that year.

The speaker, Jennifer Buxton, gave a very interesting talk on her life as an artist. This was entitled ‘Painting miniatures’.

Mrs B Woods thanked Mrs Buxton for a most interesting talk and demonstration.

The competition judged by the speaker for a small picture 4in or less was won by Mrs B Dixon, Mrs J Slack and Mrs B Drury.