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Burton & South Derbyshire Fed were at Frome 18/7

Saturday July 18th was the final inland old bird race for the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation who were at Frome.The pigeons were liberated at 09-20 in a west south west wind.

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D & A Swift Holbrook winners.
In Holbrook 6 members sent 77 birds and making it a podium finish was the loft of D & A Swift.Taking the red card was a yearling grizzle cock doing 1748 followed by a yearling b/w/f cock doing 1729 then a two year old cheq cock doing 1720 also getting the icing on he cake topping the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation ( Congratulations ).In fourth was Trevor Jennings with a yearling dk/pied hen doing 1716.
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 Paul & Lynda Todd Osmaston Park Homing Society winners.
In Osmaston Park Homing Society 12 members sent 155 birds with the man & wife partnership of Paul & Lynda Todd coming out on top with a two year old b/w/f cock doing 1728.Second position went to Simon Woolley with a blue yearing cock doing 1721 followed by Dave Waddington in third & fourth with two yearling cheq cocks doing 1720.3 & 1720.1.
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Alan & Liz Houldsworth Etwall & District Flying Club winners.
In Etwall & District Flying Club 8 members sent 120 birds with Alan & Liz Houldsworth taking the first two positions with two yearling blue cocks doing 1671 & 1629.The winner being bred of a gift pigeon of their good friend Ralph Jepson.A.Peach & Son took third with a three year old blue hen doing 1619 followed by Neil Crofts in fourth with a yearling b/pied cock doing 1615.
The Derby Burton & District South Road Federation were at Salisbury and the pigeons were liberated at 07-50 in a south west wind.In Kilburn club 7 members sent 97 birds with Keith Foulke getting a podium finish taking the first three positions.His first two pigeons were both yearling cocks doing 1571 & 1568 followed by a two year old blue cock doing 1531.In fourth with a two year old blue cock doing 1520 was Keith Cresswell.