Saturday April 27th and both the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation and the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation decided to put back their races 24 hours due to storm Hanna, so the birds were basketed Saturday for a Sunday Race.
The Burton & South Derbyshire Federation were at Hullavington and got theirs away at 11-25 in a light north west wind.
In Osmaston Park Homing Society it was another excellent entry with 22 members sending 380 birds. Taking the red card with a two-year-old blue cock doing 1190 was the L.D.S. Johnson partnership. They also took third with a mealy cock doing 1154.32.In second & fourth was the Oakwood loft of Paul & Lynda Todd. Their first pigeon was a four year old mealy cock doing 1154.31 followed by a three year old blue pied cock doing 1135.7.
L.D.S. Johnson family Osmaston Park Homing Society winners
In Holbrook, nine members sent 222 birds with D & A Swift getting the winner with a two-year-old blue pied hen doing 1183 followed by a yearling blue hen doing 1145 to take third. In second & fourth was K. Salt, his first pigeon was a three-year-old blue cheq cock doing 1148 followed by a yearling ch/pied cock doing 1134 to take fourth.
In Etwall & District Flying Club11 members sent 235 birds with Alan & Liz Houldsworth taking the honours with a three-year-old cheq pied hen doing 1118 followed by Tony & June Whitehurst in second with a three-year-old blue cock doing 1114. In third with a two-year-old blue cock doing 1113 was Steve Billings with A. Peach & Son in fourth with a yearling cheq cock doing 1107.
Alan & Liz Houldsworth Etwall & District Flying Club winners.
The Derby Burton & District South Road Federation were at Newbury and got theirs away at 09-30 in a light north west wind. In Kilburn club five members sent 86 birds with Keith Cresswell taking the top two positions with the red card going to a two year old blue cock doing 1070 which was followed by a yearling blue hen doing 1069.In third with a three year old dark hen doing 1068 was Keith Foulkes followed by Stuart Wainwright in fourth with a yearling blue hen doing 1016.
Keith Creswell Kilburn winner.