Felling Male Voice Choir continued to flourish under new musical director, Norman Williams.
In 1958, they returned to Blackpool and won the open male choir class by 12 marks. They also gained the Alfred Higson Trophy for the most artistic and outstanding choral performance of the festival – “O Praise the Lord with one consent” by Handel. This led Mr Higson to jump up and lead a standing ovation for the Felling men. To round off the day, Norman Williams was presented with the Mearis Memorial Award for the first time.
return, the Evening Chronicle said:
“Now it only needs United to win again at Wembley”.