Pigeons back from Whitley Bay

Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan
Local sport from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk/sport, on Twitter @standardduncan

Pigeon fanciers basking in the sunshine in their own back gardens were surprised to learn that the weather in North Yorkshire was not fit for the scheduled race from Whitley Bay on Saturday.

The race was postponed until Sunday when, again, sea mist and poor visibility delayed liberation until midday.

Results from Whitley Bay:

Boston and District FC (9-181): 1 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1324, 2, 3 and 4 R. Knight and Sons 1320, 1319 and 1310, 5 A. Newton and Son 1301, 6 D. Brackenbury 1288, 7 Hardy and Burt 1287, 8 and 9 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1280 and 1248, 10 A. Newton and Son 1242, 11 B. Corby 1237, 12 Brackenbury 1225.

Boston Central RPC (7-107): Kirkman and Weir 1328, 2 Frost and Spooner 1323, 3 Upsall and Grandson 1305, 4 and 5 K. Ward 1285 and 1284.893, 6 Appleby and Dtr 1284.611, 7 and 8 G. and C Edwards 1274 and 1272, 9 Kirkman and Weir 1269, 10 K. Ward 1257, 11 and 12 Upsall and Grandson 1251.479 and 1251.099.

Swineshead and District RPC: 1 G. Wheatman 1215, 2 and 3 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1159 and 1104, 4 Pearson and Simpson 1096, 5 Mr and Mrs Welby 1079.

Result of Boston Central RPC’s race from Seaham Harbour (8-125): 1 Upsall and Grandson 1622, 2 Ken Ward 1619, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Upsall and Grandson 1616, 1615, 1613 and 1606, 7 Kirkman and Weir 1598, 8 Upsall and Grandson 1596, 9 Appleby and Daughter 1588, 10 Upsall and Grandson 1586, 11 and 12 K. Ward 1581 and 1578.