Derby Burton & District South Road Federation Upper Heyford.
Sunday June 7th saw the opening race for the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation from Upper Heyford where 42 members sent 1095 birds which were liberated at 07-35 in a west wind. Congratulations to Rimmington & Wright of Woodhouse on topping the fed with a three-year-old blue hen doing 1353.7.
Rimmington & Wright
Broughtons, Geelan & Goodwin took second fed with a yearling chequer cock doing 1352.4 with G. Jones & B. Proctor (Woodhouse) taking third & fourth with two blue cocks. The first a yearling doing 1349.3 then a two year old doing 1349.2.Woodhouse members M & A Sherwood took fifth, sixth & ninth all yearlings doing 1344.9,1343.9 & 1331.5.M.Bower & Son (Park) took seventh doing 1342.9 with W O Brien & Son (Park) in eighth with a two year old blue cock doing 1336.1 followed by club mates T & H Garner & Morton in tenth with a two year old chequer hen doing 1329.6.
In Woodhouse Rimmington & Wright get the red card with a three-year-old blue hen doing 1353.7 followed by G. Jones & B. Proctor in second & third with two blue cocks. The first a yearling doing 1349.3 then a two-year-old doing 1349.2 with M & A Sherwood in fourth doing 1344.9
Broughtons, Geelan & Goodwin took top spot in Park with a yearling chequer cock doing 1532.4 with M. Bower & Son in second doing 1342.9 followed by W O Brien & Son in third with a two year old blue cock doing 1336.1 and taking fourth was T & H Garner & Morton with a two year old chequer hen doing 1329.6.
In Storey Arms Abd Spiby had a podium finish taking the first three with a yearling chequer cock doing 1324.4 followed by a two-year-old chequer hen doing 1299.3 then a two-year-old blue hen doing 1277.6ypm. In fourth was K.J. Walker with a two-year-old chequer pied cock doing 1226.2.
In Kilburn Keith Cresswell came out on top with a yearling blue cock doing 1275.9 with Keith Foulke taking the next three with a four year old dk hen doing 1255.2 then a three year old dk cock doing 1202.4 then a four year old chequer hen doing 1187.7.
Swallownest winner was P & A Wilcox with a two-year-old blue pied hen doing 1291.0 followed by a two-year-old blue hen doing 1258.6 taking fourth. In second was E. Pearson with a two-year-old chequer cock doing 1276.5 with D. Trow in third with a two-year-old blue cock doing 1271.1.
Derby Burton & District South Road Federation Marlborough.
Saturday June 13th and the Derby Burton & District South Road Federation were at Marlborough with 59 members sending 1414 birds which were liberated at 09-45 in an east south east wind. Kilburn club member Keith Cresswell had a good day getting back to back wins in his club and topping the fed by 43ypm. His winner was a yearling blue cock doing 1598. (Congratulations Keith). W O’Brien & Son (Park) took second & fourth with a two year old chequer cock doing 1555.9 and a four year old blue cock doing 1554.Mr & Mrs J & S Kinsella (Woodhouse) were third doing 1555.1followed by Mr & Mrs A Jackson (Woodhouse) in fifth & sixth doing 1552 & 1551.Broughtons,Geelan & Goodwin took seventh with a two year old blue hen doing 1549.7 with Woodhouse members M & A Sherwood in eighth doing 1549.6.Swallownest member D. Trow took ninth with a two year old blue cock doing 1548 followed by B & C Brailsford & Son (Woodhouse) in tenth doing 1546.
Derby Burton Transporter
In Kilburn Club Keith Cresswell got the winner with a yearling blue cock doing 1598, topping the fed by 43 ypm and was 287ypm clear of the next two pigeons in his club with Keith Foulke taking second & third with a three year old red cock doing 1311.9 and a two year old slatey hen doing 1311.0 In fourth was R. Parkin & Hall with a two year old blue hen doing 1290.
In Park it turned out to be a two loft race with W O’Brien & Son taking the red card with a two year old chequer cock doing 1555 followed by a four year old blue cock doing 1554.In third & fourth was Broughtons, Geelan & Goodwin with a two year old blue hen doing 1549 and a three year old blue cock doing 1540.
Mr & Mrs J & S Kinsella took the red card at Woodhouse doing 1555 with Mr & Mrs A. Jackson taking the next two doing 1552 & 1551 with M & A Sherwood in fourth doing 1549.
In Swallownest D. Trow made it a clean sweep with a two-year-old blue cock taking the red card doing 1548 followed by three yearling cocks doing 1512,1497 & 1486.
Abd Spiby got the winner in Storey Arms with a two-year-old blue hen doing 1518 with K.J. Walker taking the next three all two-year olds. The first was a gay pied cock doing 1504 followed by a blue cock doing 1501 then a chequer cock doing 1498.
In Railway Inn North V. Derricott & T. Poole took the first two positions doing 1472 & 1428.
In Railway Inn South F & T Salt Brothers & Son got the winner doing 1462 with Parry & Ellis in second doing 1378.
In Poolsbrook it was a two-loft event with M & L Herbert taking top spot with a three-year-old blue hen doing 1448 followed by a yearling blue cock doing 1346 to take fourth. In second & third was Mr & Mrs Gibbons with two three-year-old chequer cocks doing 1436 & 1349.
Picture shows Paul Rimmington & Ian Wright 1st Woodhouse Club,1st Derby Burton & District South Road Federation.
Picture shows Keith Cresswell Kilburn Winner from Upper Heyford & Marlborough & fed topper.
Picture shows Derby Burton Transporter ready for the off at Upper Heyford.