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Lanarkshire News 02-02-18

Lanarkshire News -Winter months Update

The change of the year brings its own rewards. One being the Blackpool show, something that we always look forward to attending. As always its always a great advert for our pigeon hobby.They come from near and far to meet up with old and new friends. That is around thirty odd years I have attended with family and friends.


The weather this year was particularly wintry and possible stopped some from travelling but with a close eye on the weather forecast, there were windows of opportunity for Lanarkshire fanciers to travel.


The British Homing Union committee should be proud for another great weekend for the fanciers. The only small negative is the Sunday finishing time is getting shorter each year, I was refused re-entry at 13 30hrs and that was after being told by security staff at door it was 1400hrs.
Not to sure if the committee are aware of this but if so then it isn't value for money, when years gone by it was 1600hrs.
Anyway, it was still a great weekend!

I have a number of photos from the weekend and quiz nights to share. Jim Hannah also provided me with some members pigeons photographed over the months.

               

                             Callum McMillan at the Midland fed fish supper night                             Rab Simpson enjoying his fish supper

Peter Anderson winning the Midland fed Young Bird Average at the Fish Supper night

 

Ian Lindsay was on top form as the guest at the Midland Fed Fish supper night

            

Dave Elliot (R) was an excellent panellist at the Midland fed Fish Supper night    Jim Hannah (R) was a good listen at the Midland fed Fish Supper night

Archie Price(C) of Mr & Mrs Price West Cheshire Federation,top Combine winners Talking with Peter Anderson and Tomn Corrie snr

Cambusnethan & Newmains fanciers enjoying their Blackpool trip

              

                   Kelly Gillon & James Whiteford "in the circle" with Old Tom                  Chalmers Baird Open winner from Bedhampton

                     

                       Mr & Mrs Grant of Chryston club enjoying Blackpool show    Mick Gilligan of Irish South Road Federation enjoying a "wee dram"

                                                             

                Old Tom meeting up at Blackpool with great friends                                      The lads raising a glass to the memory of Spike Emmett .

                          Martin & James Emmett of Finglas club 

Peter Anderson with Dave Kelly of the Up North Combine,enjoying a chat in the hotel lounge.

Sam Nelson the "spec saver"Well done Sam collecting those specs for Old Tom

                    

                         Bonny Pied owned by John Short of Caldercruix Lanarkshire fed                         Babis owned by John Short

Shorty owned the John Short

     

                                                            Shorty owned the John Short                                  John Short with Bonny Pied

 

Next up is the Lanarkshire Federation presentation night on the 9th Feb in the Tannochside Old club.Federation secretary Jim Cameron has contacted me saying,there has been an excellent uptake of tickets with only a small number left.£5 per ticket,
The race programme meeting, is on 10th Feb at 12md prompt in the same venue. Paracetamol will be provided at door, ha,ha.

Lanarkshire Social circle annual quiz night on Friday 16th Feb is always a terrific night. Location is the Avon Bridge Hotel, Hamilton.
Guests will be Chris Knowles and Brian Dearn the president and secretary of The Lancashire Social Circle
Tickets are £18.00 for a superb meal and 2 top fanciers to talk about what ever you ask.

Tom Corrie jnr
Lanarkshire Federation Press Officer