AROUND THE SEVERN VALLEY
Kingsdown & Newton Abbot - August 2012
The Severn Valley Federation at Kingsdown on 11th August had 74 members entering 1147 birds. Liberated into a SE wind.
Upton on Severn (15/229). Taking the top ten in the Club and Fed together with 17th & 20th Fed was A Cooper on 1456(3), 1455(5), 1454, 1453, 1405 & 1403. Also in the Club W Boulton takes 11th & 12th Fed on 1412(2), Pitts-Tucker Family on 13th & 16th Fed on 1410 & 1409 and S Harvey 18th & 19th Fed on 1404(2). The Upton fanciers not laving a lot for the rest of the Fed but
At Worcester SRFC (9/92) Martin Harford clocked two Vandenabeeles to take 1st & 2nd Club plus 14th & 15th Fed on 1409(2). Barry & Dot Ricketts were 3rd & 4th on 1391 & 1381 – a Vandenabeele followed by a Walter Docx which won all pools and corn nom.
Bromsgrove & District (5/77). 1st, 3rd & 4th were won by Jauncey Brothers on 1393, 1349 & 1348. 3rd Club was K Kemp on 1361.
Charlton Kings FC (7/143). Pete Barlow of Coombe Hill wins the Club on 1394 closely followed by Graham Clift for 2nd, 3rd & 4th on 1393(3).
Gloucester & District FC (7/143). 1st & 2nd Club went to Pete & Anne Phelps on 1368(2), both birds being down from their Dennis Sapin lines. 3rd on 1366 was Mark Weaver with a Rietvink Janssen and 4th on 1363 were D ‘Paddy’ Russell & Sons with a Van Reet. Paul Reed won the Nom.
Malvern South Road (6/96) saw Booth & Roper take 1st, 2nd & 4th Club on 1355(2) & 1340. Mr & Mrs Tony Drinkwater were 3rd on 1352.
Ombersley & District (9/149). Les Minton was 1st & 2nd on 1341(2) his first being from the old ‘Fearless’ lines and the other a Van Reet. In 3rd spot was Bernie Pollard on 1337 with an ‘Antherian’ cheq hen. Bernie is trying to put this family back on the map. In 4th Martin & Nancy Minton (I’m told it’s nancy’s bird, not Martin’s). Also from the Club, the members think that Bernie Pollard is Garth Manly’s cousin???? A few empty perches again.
Pershore & District (7/101). 1st on 1330 is Mr & Mrs Michael Hyatt, 2nd V Hussell on 1306, 3rd K P & M Fitzpatrick on 1297 and 4th Graham Clift on 1278.
Cheltenham HS (4/40). 1st & 2nd on 1295 & 1273 J Gwillim & Son. 3rd on 1248 Albert Wheeler. 4th on 1221 John Gregory.
Newent & District (3/34). Martin Williams takes 1st, 3rd & 4th on 1123, 872 & 779. T Chamberlain was 2nd on 962.
At Newton Abbot the Severn Valley Federation had 750 birds entered by 56 members and were liberated in a south wind.
Again the honours go to Upton on Severn (12/179) taking 18 of the top twenty in the Fed. In 1st Club and 1st Fed the Pitts-Tucker Family on 1685. 2nd Club plus 2nd, 15th, 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th Fed Was A Cooper on 1666, 1651 & 1650(4). 3rd & 4th Club plus 3rd, 4th & 5th Fed was W Boulton on 1661, 1658 & 1657. Also in the Club Shane Harvey takes 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th Fed on 1655, 1654(4) & 1653(2).
It takes a good pigeon to be amongst the Upton birds but at Charlton Kings (3/77) Pete Barlow spoilt their clean sweep taking 1st, 2nd & 4th Club together with 6th & 7th Fed on 1657, 1656 & 1629. 3rd Club on 1642 was Graham Clift.
Gloucester & District (7/154). 1st & 2nd Club went to Mr & Mrs Phelps with two Dennis Sapin cocks on 1644 & 1626. 3rd on 1625 was Mark Weaver with the Rietvink Janssen which had taken 3rd the previous week. 4th, 5th & 6th Club on 1620(3) was Coney Hill’s ‘Mr Consistent’, Wes Hall who also won the Club Nom.
Bromsgrove & District (6/50). 1st spot went to K Kemp on 1621, 2nd on 1609 to M Ralph. 3rd & 4th on 1600 & 1546 was won by Jauncey Brothers.
Cheltenham HS (4/28). 1st & 3rd on 1603 & 1523 was John Gregory. 2nd & 4th on 1555 & 1512 was J Gwillim & Son.
Malvern South Road (7/71). 1st on 1592 Joe Smith; 2nd on 1560 Booth & Roper. Mr & Mrs Tony Drinkwater took 3rd & 4th on 1557 & 1556.
Pershore & District (4/53) was won on 1568 by Mr & Mrs Michael Hyatt. 2nd Club went to K P & M Fitzpatrick on 1551. 3rd on 1534 V Hussell and 4th on 1417 Irvine & Baker.
Ombersley & District (7/83) saw Richie Pollard take top spot on 1561 with a Dean Cartmel x Pete Beesty he bred by his Dad Bernie. In 2nd spot Les Minton on 1541 with a Van Reet cock. 3rd & 4th on 1534 & 1533 was Bernie Pollard both birds being down from Dean Cartmel lines. Bernie’s second pigeon was nest mate of the Club winner.
Worcester South Road (5/39). Martin Harford is doing well winning 1st, 2nd & 3rd on 1513(2) & 1491 with three Vandenabeeles. Wayne Morris was 4th on 1451 winning all pools and corn nom.
We’re now up to date but we need more details from clubs if they are interested in publicity I can’t thank Bernie Pollard of Ombersley enough for regularly supplying details from his club.
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