Upsall and Frost see first pigeon home

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Carl Upsall - alias Upsall and Frost - was back at the top of the results when members of Boston Central Racing Pigeon Club competed from Newton Aycliffe on Sunday.

The race had been postponed from the previous day because of unsuitable weather in Durham.

And even on the day of the race, convoyer Steve Spinks had to wait until midday before he judged that the weather was fit for liberation.

The winner was an experienced pigeon with past successes in the Lerwick and Saxa Vord marathons.

Mr and Mrs S. Poulter claimed victory - and second place - in the Swineshead club.

Results from Newton Aycliffe:

Boston Central(9-204): 1 Upsall and Frost 1659, 2 D Pelka 1648, 3 and 4 G and C Edwards 1647 and 1638, 5 G Watts 1620, 6 A Kirkman 1618, 7 G and C Edwards 1615, 8 Upsall and Frost 1607, 9 A Cooley 1603, 10 D Pelka 1597, 11 G and C Edwards 1596.886, 12 D Pelka 1596.722.

Swineshead: 1 and 2 Mr and Mrs S Poulter 1628 and 1615, 3 G Wheatman 1571, 4 Mr and Mrs TF Welby 1555, 4 and 5 G Wheatman 1514 and 1492, 6 Mr and Mrs Welby 1482.

Skegness: 1 R Lancaster 1591.49, 2, 3 and 4 Mr and Mrs R Boulton 1591.28, 1590 and 1562, 5 and 6 R Lancaster 1489 (2).

Alford: 1 Perry and Hunt 1659, 2, 3 and 4 Mr and Mrs D Evans 1657, 1653 and 1651, 5 D Page 1640, 6 and 7 Perry and Hunt 1636 and 1625, 8 and 9 Mr and Mrs R Kellett 1624 and 1620, 10 D Page 1609, 11 and 12 A and J Pinner 1594.388 and 1594.197.