The performing history of Mahler 3 in the UK is well known and sonically documented.
The first performance on 29 November 1947 was given at the BBC Maida Vale studios by the BBC SO under Boult, with Kathleen Ferrier as soloist. This hardly classes as an amateur performance, nor does it sound like one - it can easily be heard since it was released by Testament in 2008 (SBT2 1422), though the MusicWeb Masterworks index doesn't list it.
Not so very amateur, either, were the Philharmonia under Berthold Goldschmidt, with Helen Watts as soloist, who performed it on 26-28 January 1959. I don't know about an official release (Goldschmidt's surviving Mahler certainly should be released) but a recording exists and can be found on the internet - as can Horenstein's 1961 performance for that matter.
However, these seem to be both BBC studio efforts. Horenstein's, though it was the third professional UK performance (but what were the amateur performances and who conducted them?), was therefore first public performance in the UK
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