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Derby Notes - 06-10-20

Saturday September 19th and the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation were at Honiton for their young bird federation special race which turned out to be a tough race. The pigeons were liberated at 11:40 in a strong north east wind.

In Osmaston Park Homing Society 12 members sent 112 birds with the in-form loft of Dave Waddington continuing to dominate taking three of the first four positions and making it four wins in a row. His winner was a blue cock doing 1128 followed by a Cheq cock doing 1119 then a blue cock doing 1068 taking fourth. In third position were Paul & Lynda Todd with a blue hen doing 1072.

Dave Waddington Osmaston Park Homing Society winner from Honiton.

In Etwall & District Flying Club 6 members sent 65 birds with A.Peach & Son get back to winning ways with a podium finish taking the first three positions. Their winner was a blue hen doing 1002 followed by a dark cock doing 974 then a Cheq hen doing 970.Taking fourth was Kevin Southall with a blue hen doing 964.

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Alan Peach winning the last two young bird races in Etwall.

In Holbrook 4 members sent 14 birds with B & S Stone making it a clean sweep taking the first four positions. Their winner was a Cheq cock doing 976 followed by a grizzle hen doing 912 then a blue cock doing 902 with a blue hen doing 879 taking fourth.

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B & S Stone Holbrook winners from Honiton.

The Derby Burton & District South Federation were at Newton Abbot and the pigeons were liberated at 09-00 in a east north east wind.

In Kilburn Club 2 members sent 24 birds with the red card going to Keith Foulk doing 955 and his next pigeon doing 779 to take fourth. In second & third was Stuart Wainwright doing 828 & 820.

Saturday September 26th saw the final race for the 2020 season for the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation who were at Frome. The pigeons were liberated at 10-15 in a north north west wind.

In Holbrook 3 members sent 19 birds and taking the first two positions was Mr & Mrs D.Stone doing 1205 & 1204 with third & fourth places going to  B & S Stone doing 1148 & 1088.

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Dave Stone of the Mr & Mrs D Stone partnership Holbrook winners from Frome.

In Osmaston Park Homing Society 7 members sent 81 birds and making it a podium finish was Paul & Lynda Todd. Their first two pigeons were Cheq cocks doing 1187.4 & 1187.0 followed by a blue hen doing 1184 with Mick Stone taking fourth with a blue hen doing 1113.

Paul & Lynda Todd Osmaston Park Homing Society winners from Frome.

In Etwall & District Flying Club 5 members sent 53 birds with A.Peach & Son finishing of in fine style with a podium finish with a b/w/f hen taking the red card doing 1104 followed by a blue cock doing 1090 then a grizzle hen doing 1065.In fourth with a b/w/f hen doing 988 was Kevin Southall.

A Special mention to Jake Harcup who was left with only one young bird after a couple of races. This youngster was sent to all the remaining young bird races and was timed in every race. Well done Jake.

Jake Harcup.

I would just like to say thank you Jake Harcup, Sue Grapion, Stuart Wainwright, Paul & Lynda Todd, Alan Peach & Kevin Mathews for providing the results every week making Derby Notes possible. A special thank you to our Convoyer/driver & fed secretary Alys for the excellent job she has done once again in this difficult season and our club secretary Alan Peach in organising the club on basketing night and clock opening night during this terrible covid 19 situation.  Wishing all fanciers all the best for the close season and what is more important STAY SAFE.


Our drive/convoyer & fed secretary Alys who has done an outstanding job once again Thank You.