Pigeons in as Upsall, Frost bite

LOCAL pigeon fanciers held their club races in conjunction with the first national event of the season, organised by the North Road Championship Club, on Saturday.

The race was from Dunbar, a distance of 230 miles to Boston, and the birds romped home at a mile-a-minute plus in the strong west wind.

Top two Boston fanciers, who will have a healthy position in the national result, were two former national winning partnerships, Carl Upsall and Trevor Frost, and husband and wife team Brian and Angie Garnham.

Results: Boston Central - 1 Upsall and Frost 1824, 2 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1816, 3 Upsall and Frost 1810, 4 Marek Kula 1805, 5 Upsall and Frost 1801, 6 D. Pelka 1781, 7 Upsall and Frost 1779.557, 8 and 9 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1779.446 and 1777, 10 Upsall and Frost 1770, 11 Appleby and Dtr 1758, 12 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1757; Swineshead - 1 Mr and Mrs S. Poulter 1621, 2, 3 and 4 G. Wheatman 1617, 1579 and 1535, 5 Mr and Mrs Poulter 1492, 6 G. Wheatman 1468.