Manning’s bird is fastest from Arbroath

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The weather again proved a headache at the weekend for pigeon racing organisers, but eventually both scheduled races came under starter’s orders after a 24-hour delay.

The Arbroath race, held in conjunction with the North Road Championship Club, was tough going against the wind in Sunday’s heat, but the shorter race from Malton, with Peterborough and District Federation, was a little faster.

Best bird into Boston from Arbroath went to the loft of Richard Manning, and there was a particularly good performance by Terry Appleby who continued his good season by taking the first two places in Boston Central RPC.

Carl Upsall had the fastest bird from Malton, while Ray Knight had the first three in the District club.

Results from Arbroath:

Boston and District FC: 1 L.R. Manning 1104, 2, 3 and 4 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1071, 1013 and 989, 5, 6 and 7 C. Collins and Son 818, 802 and 707, 8, 9 and 10 D. Brackenbury 779, 752 and 743.

Boston Central: 1 and 2 Appleby and Dtr 1090 and 1085, 3 Upsall and Frost 1031, 4 G. and C. Edwards 1014, 5 Upsall and Frost 1005, 6 G. and C. Edwards 999, 7 Kirkman and Weir 978, 8 Upsall and Frost 972, 9 K. Ward 968, 10 Upsall and Frost 961, 11 G. and C. Edwards 950, 12 Upsall and Frost 942.

Results from Malton:

Boston Central: 1 Upsall and Frost 1329, 2 A Cooley 1299, 3 Upsall and Frost 1283, 4 Tim Appleby 1280, 5 G. and C. Edwards 1276.999, 6 Upsall and Frost 1276.121, 7 G. and C. Edwards 1269, 8 Appleby and Dtr 1268, 9 and 10 G. and C. Edwards 1266 and 1251, 11 Upsall and Frost 1242, 12 S. Snowden 1239.

Boston and District FC: 1, 2 and 3 R. Knight and Sons 1311, 1288 and 1287, 4, 5 and 6 Gough and Reed 1253, 1251 and 1225, 7 and 8 D. Brackenbury 1217 and 1208, 9 L.R. Manning 1200, 10 D. Brackenbury 1194, 11 and 12 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1189 and 1160.

Swineshead and District: 1 and 2 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1280 and 1180, 3 and 4 G. Wheatman 1153 and 1152, 5 and 6 Mr and Mrs Welby 1125.622 and 1125.105, 7 G. Wheatman 1124.421, 8 Mr and Mrs S. Poulter 1124.361.