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Derby Burton Dist S R Fed 21-12-19




Alan Houldsworth


Derby Burton & District South Road Federation held their presentation evening on Saturday November 30th at their Federation Headquarters The Kilburn Miners Welfare Club. Opening the proceedings for the evening, federation secretary Paul Todd welcomed everyone and then went on to tell everyone present how the federation had progressed over the last twelve months and thanking everyone for their hard work which helped make it another successful season. It was then on to the presentation. Presenting the prizes and guest of honour for the evening was R.P.R.A. president David Bridges.


David Bridges

First up and top money winner for the 2019 season was Ralph Jepson (Selston) winning a total of £682.50 plus a gold medal winning the federation special race from Messac. 


David Bridges guest of honour with Ralph Jepson top money winner 2019.


Jepson & Bennett.


Next was Jepson & Bennett (Poolsbrook) winning a total of £549.20 plus a gold medal for winning their federation special race from Carentan.

Next to the table was B & C Brelsford Woodhouse winning £414.60 plus a gold medal for winning the federation special race from Fougeres.

Next up was Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) winning £310.30 plus a gold medal from Carentan Young Bird special race. Next winning £154.80 was Brian & Sue Stone (Kilburn) followed by Monty Buxton (Selston) winning £25.00. K. Walker Storey Arms was next winning £20.00 followed by Derricott & Poole (Railway) winning £20.00 and finally D. Spieby (Storey Arms) winning £3.15. Having a fantastic season winning Best loft all races, Best loft inland, Best loft Old Bird Channel, Best Bird Old Bird Inland, Best Bird Old Bird Channel, Combined Average, Old Bird Inland Average, Old Bird Channel Average and Old Bird/Young Bird Channel Average was B & C Brelsford & Son Woodhouse. Fantastic Performance. Best Loft Young Bird, Best Bird Young Bird went to Selston member Monty Buxton. Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) were Young Bird Average winners. 


Mrs K Walker.

Monty Buxton.

Mr & Mrs A Jackson.   



 Brian Brelsford of B & C Brelsford & Sons



Their breeder buyer race from Carentan was also a successful event with Ralph Jepson taking the first two positions. His winner was bred by club mate Darren Oakley with both receiving £250 each. Ralph's second pigeon was bred by Garry Tomlinson with both receiving £200 each. Third place went to Garner & Morton who bought their own youngster back receiving £300 with Jepson & Bennett taking fourth, the breeder was Ralph Jepson both receiving £100 each with a total of £1400 being paid out. 



Brian Stone of the B & S Stone partnership.

During the course of the evening Sue Stone & Toni Poole went around with the raffle and what an excellent job they did raising £240, Thanks Ladies. There was also an auction of breeder buyer youngsters for 2020 with the well-known local auctioneer Brian Stone doing yet again an excellent job raising £450.Thanks to both ladies Toni & Sue and Brian for their hard efforts also secretary Paul Todd, assistant secretary Lynda Todd for all the hard they do keeping the fed running smoothly, Stuart Wainwright for taking care of the feds finances, Ralph Jepson Chairman who makes sure the meetings run in an orderly manner John Kinsella for taking over as president and playing a big part in the smooth running of the fed. They would also like to thank everyone who donated youngsters for their first breeder buyer sale and people who bought raffle prizes, The hard working bar staff and the people who prepared an excellent buffet. Also race controller Andy Jackson for giving them some excellent racing in 2019.Finally a big thank you to David Bridges from the officials John Kinsella President, Paul Todd Secretary & Stuart Wainwright treasurer.

for coming along and presenting the prizes. Then it was down to the entertainment with Rick Sheen who gave everyone an excellent evening as he put on a first-class show.


David Poole.


Val Bradford.

Derby Burton & District South Road Officials From left to right. Stuart Wainwright, John Kinsella, Paul Todd

Lynda Todd assistant secretary

Ralph Jepson chairman


We hope you all had a very good Christmas and wishing you all a Happy, successful and prosperous new year. From T.3. and all the officials of Derby Burton & District South Road Federation.




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