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Osmaston Park H S




Alan Houldsworth


Christmas Bonus for Osmaston Park Homing Society

Sunday November 1st and the Osmaston Park Homing Society started their show series with the first show being Old cocks & Old hens T.T.W. plus a eye sign class.

All the pigeons in their respective classes were of a very high standard which gave the judges a difficult task to find the winners. Judging the Old cocks class was Shamous O’Donnell who after careful selection managed to find the card winners but said they all deserved a card. Coming out on top and having a excellent show was Yule & Inger taking the first four positions plus best in show.

  Grant Yule with his son George looking at the trophies. Wonder what he's thinking?

The Old hens class was also of the same high standard and this was judged by yours truly A Houldsworth ( T.3.)

Getting the winner was Paul Adams with Mick Wilis & Family in second followed by Dave Wilis & Family in third with Jason & Karen Phillips in fourth.


In the eye sign class there was an excellent entry and again a very competitive class with. The judge for this class was Phil Wright and I must say he did an excellent job with Chris Gilliver taking the top two positions with Mr & Mrs Hays & Son in third & fourth. Total entry for this show was over 200 pigeons which made the club £155.


Sunday November 8th and this was young cocks & young hens T.T.W. Judging both classes was John Dowd and again another difficult task due to the quality of the pigeons.


In the young cocks class there was an excellent entry with Richard Ziemacki getting the red card followed by Dave Willis & Family. in second. In third & fourth positions was Yule & Inger.


In the young hens class another excellent entry with Yule & Inger taking the first prize also best in show. In second position was Dave Willis & Family with Mick Willis & Family in third followed by Yule & Inger in fourth.


Sunday November 15th and it was Old Cocks & Young Hens and the judge for this one was Ken Salt.

In the Old cocks class Dave Willis took the red card with Yule & Inger in second followed by Mr & Mrs Jason Phillips in third with Chris Gilliver in fourth.


In the young hens class Yule & Inger took three of the first four positions with Chris Gilliver in third.


Sunday November 22nd and it was Young Cocks & Old Hens and the judge for this one was Brian Stone. In the young cocks class Mick Willis & Family took the first two positions with Mick Stone in third followed by Richard Zamacki in fourth. In the Old hens class Mick Stone took top spot with Yule & Inger taking the next three positions.


Richard Ziemacki Young Hens winner  -  Mark Yule & John Inger Old cocks winners  -  Mick Stone Old Hens winner

Sunday 29th November and it was Old Cocks & Young Hens and the judge for this one was Derek Towers. In the Old Cocks class Mick Willis & Family took the red card also third position. In second position was Steve Stone with Jake Harcup taking fourth position.


In the Young Hens class taking first & fourth was Yule & Inger with Mick Willis & Family in second and Mick Stone taking third.


The final show of the series was any age cocks or hens, and a all winner class for supreme champion. Making a clean sweep in both classes and also winning the supreme champion class was Mick Willis & Family and the overall points winners were Yule & Inger.

Mick Willis who won the Supreme Champion class


The show committee would like to give a special thank you to Jake Harcup for all the help and hard work he has given every week. Also the show judges A.Houldsworth, Phil Wright, John Dowd, Ken Salt, Brian & Sue Stone, Derek Towers, Darren Johnson & Dave Swift. Who did an excellent job. I would like to thank Mark Yule for taking the photographs. Yule & Inger would like to thank Mick Barry of Norwich for the quality Dordins he has provided them with which have won many shows over the years.


The show series was a complete success making over £900 to be raced for in the forth coming season. Total entry over the six shows averaged 150 birds per show. The show committee would like to thank the sponsors Mr & Mrs Houldsworth, John Hassey, John & Steve Hicks, Steve Stone, Yule & Inger & Gary Fletcher also everyone who supported the shows because with out you there would be no Christmas bonus.











Chris photos