Saturday June 23rd and the Burton & South Derbyshire Federation were at Messac ( France ) for the third of their federation special races, with the pigeons being liberated at 07-00 in a light north east wind. Leading the way into Derby and taking the red card in Osmaston Park Homing Society with a two year old blue hen doing 1349 was the Little Eaton loft of S & H W Hall this was followed by a two year old b/pied hen doing 1180 to take third. In second position was John Cootes with a four year old dark cock doing 1289 with L.D.S. Johnson in fourth doing 1135 with a three year old blue hen.
Stan Hall Osmaston Park Homing Society winner from Messac.
In Etwall & District Flying Club Dave Williams & Son took the top two spots and taking the red card was a six year old blue cock doing 1248 followed by a four year old red cock doing 1204.8.In third position was Mick Leszczyszak with a three year old red cock doing 1204.3 followed by Steve Billings in fourth with a four year old blue cock doing 1198.
Dave Williams Etwall & District Flying Club winner from Messac.
The Burton & South Derbyshire Federation also held an inland race from Frome with the pigeons being liberated at 09-00 in a light north west wind. In Osmaston Park Homing Society Mick Stone came out on top taking the first two positions with a yearling blue cock doing 1413 to take the red card and a two year old dk/ch cock doing 1411 to take second. In third was Dave Waddington with a yearling Cheq cock doing 1410 followed by John & Steve Hicks in fourth doing 1404 with a two year old blue cock.
Mick Stone Osmaston Park Homing Society winner from Frome.
In Etwall & District Flying Club Tony & June Whitehurst get the winner with a two year old mealy cock doing 1393.In second & third was Alan & Liz Houldsworth with a yearling blue cock doing 1388 followed by a two year old blue cock doing 1380.In fourth with a three year old grizzle hen doing 1379 was A.Peach & Son.
Tony & June Whitehurst Etwall & District Flying Club winners from Frome.
In the Brackens South Road Flying Club Jason & Karen Phillips take the red card with a yearling blue cocking 1228 followed by a yearling Cheq pied hen doing 1142.In second & third positions was Brailsford & Doyle with two yearling blue cocks doing 1174 & 1169.
Jason & Karen Phillips Brackens South Road Flying Club winners from Frome.
The Derby Burton & District South Road Federation were at Marlborough and the pigeons were liberated at 07-45 in a light north west wind.
In Kilburn Welfare two yearling blue cocks did the damage for Keith Cresswell with the first one doing 1444 to take the red card and the second one doing 1394 to take third. In second was Keith Foulke with a yearling red hen doing 1430 with Stuart Wainwright in fourth with a yearling blue cock doing 1385.
Keith Cresswell Kilburn Welfare winner from Marlborough.
In Derby Premier Flying Club making a clean sweep was Paul & Lynds Todd doing 1441 with a three year old mealy hen followed by a two year old blue hen doing 1431 then two yearling Cheq cocks doing 1431 & 1430.
Paul & Lynda Todd Derby Premier winners from Marlborough.
Stan Hall would like to thank Kevin & Jo Gaunt for their help prior to the Messac race it was very much appreciated. Thanks again Stan.