Burton & South Derbyshire Federation.
Kev Southall of Etwall tops fed out of Hullavington (2).
91 members from 9 clubs sent 1857 birds to Hullavington (2), due to the forecast for the Saturday being poor with a lot of rain, marking was put back 24 hours. The Sunday was a much better day, even better than the forecast and the birds were liberated at 10-00 in a fresh S.S.W. wind.
The birds romped home, plenty whizzing past their lofts, and the fed toppers exceeded 71 mph. Congratulations to Kev Southall, ably assisted by Moira, in taking 1st club Etwall, 1st fed on 2088 with a yearling cock bred by the Cooper Bros of Kidderminster, this cock was over 30 seconds clear of the field, Kev said it was a joy to watch a pigeon finish like it did, it finished like a winner, but Kev didn’t expect to top the fed? Congratulations Kev and Moira from all at Stretton.
KEV SOUTHALL 1ST FED HULLAVINGTON
Runner up was Trevor Jennings of the Holbrook Club on 2073.8 with a Lambrecht off the late Goff Lycett stock from Lichfield; the parents came from Goff via Brian & Sue Stone.
A whisker behind Trevor in 3rd fed were Davis, Wright & Sons with their Nelson winner on 2073.6; a yearling Cheq Staf van Reet x De Meyer cock.
MALC AND MIKE WRIGHT
Spink & Barks of Hill Ridware were 4th & 5th fed on 2069; 2068; both yearling Leo Hereman hens, the first off stock from D. Nesbitt & Sons, she was a multiple prize winner as a baby, she was followed by one off Shane Reading stock.
PHIL SPINK OF HILL RIDWARE
K.Paddock of Holbrook was 6th fed on 2063.7 with a 4yo Cheq cock.
D. Nesbitt & Sons were 7th & 8th fed on 2063.5; 2062.1; both 2yo Belgian rung Leo Hereman hens.
C.Leadbeater & Sons of Hill Ridware were 9th & 11th fed on 2062.0; 2060.6 with a yearling Belgian rung cock followed by a 3yo cock. Splitting these was Pete Harrison of Etwall; Pete took 10th fed on 2060.8 with a dark Cheq yearling cock.
Pete & Shirley Harrison
Around the clubs,
At Stretton, 7 sent 138 and Alan Brassington was 1st & 4th on 2048; 1995; the winner was his top widow cock “Ernie” a 5yo Soontjen x De Meyer off Ernie Rigby stock. He was followed by a 2yo Cuester cock off stock from Tony Findon x Peter Fox. Jim Parker & Son were 2nd & 3rd on 2021; 2015; with a 4yo and a 2yo, both Hereman cocks.
At Hill Ridware, 10 sent 250 and details of the top 6 appear in the above report.
At Swadlincote Town, 10 sent 273 and Melv Willis took 1st & 3rd spots on 2043; 2032; with a 4yo flighty hen and a 3yo flighty cock; both Camphius. Davis, Wright & Sons were runners up on 2035 with a yearling blue pied cock; the sire off Gordon Bros “147” x Van Reet x “31616”; who was a winner of 1st & 3rd fed. The dam is off A & L Painter x Van Reet stock. Debbie Fearn was 4th on 2029 with a 3yo Cheq cock; he is a multiple prizewinner. He is a son of “Tiger” x “Broken Wing” / Honeysuckle Jansennne.
At The Nelson, 8 sent 198 and Davis, Wright & Sons got a clear winner on 2073, a yearling Cheq hen. The sire was off Derek Wilson and Bert Hession Van Reets; and the dam a Tony & Lee Painter de Meyer x Derek Wilson van Reet. Secretary James Horne was runner up on 2033 with a 2yo blue wf Stefaan Lambrecht cock off Gibb & Byrne.
Sid Wincup & Son were 3rd on 2028 with a 2yo premier stud Herman Cuester hen. Mr & Mrs Trevor Collins & Son were 4th on 2016 with a yearling Stefaan Lambrecht cock off Border Lofts x James Horne stock.
At Etwall, 11 sent 203 and Kev Southall was victorious with his fed topper on 2088. A great performance this, with pigeons north, south, east and west of Kev in the result. Pete Harrison was runner up on 2060; also gaining a top 10 fed card. Secretary Alan Peach was 3rd on 2024 with a 2yo hen and Mr & Mrs Alan Houldsworth were 4th on 2008 with a yearling Steve Foster Lambrecht hen.
At Osmaston Park, 19 sent 334 and the Shenton Bros came out on top on 2055 with a yearling Cheq wf hen bred by clubmate Jake Harcup. Mick Willis was runner up on 2039 with a 3yo cock, a son off “The Bronze”. Dave Waddington was 3rd & 4th on 2020.7; 2020.3; the first a 3yo cock off Alan Brassington, then a yearling red cock off “The Bat” x Lambrecht lines.