Dodge the rain to claim the best bird times

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It was a dodge-the-showers day for racing pigeons on Saturday.

Those that succeeded romped home at good speeds over the 180 miles from Alnwick while those that didn’t were late home.

Results: Boston Central RPC: 1 Upsall and Grandson 1598 yards per minute, 2 G.and C. Edwards 1581, 3 and 4 Upsall and Grandson 1575.896 and 1575.639, 5 G.and C.Edwards 1572, 6 Frost and Spooner 1569, 7 K.Ward 1567, 8 Upsall and Grandson 1564, 9 K.Ward 1553, 10 A.Cooley 1546.672, 11 and 12 G. and C. Edwards 1546.533 and 1544.

Swineshead and District: 1 and 2 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1447 and 1441, 3, 4 and 5 G. Wheatman 1401, 1384 and 1362.