Upsall loft claims the top four places as pigeons released from Whitley Bay

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For the eighth race of the season Boston-area pigeons fanciers were competing in the 155-mile race from Whitley Bay.

The star performance into Boston was by Carl Upsall and grandson Reece.

They took the first four places in Boston Central RPC and had 21 of their 23-strong team home in little more than 30 minutes.

Results from Whitley Bay: Boston Central RPC – 1, 2, 3 and 4 Upsall and Grandson 1376, 1362, 1360 and 1357, 5 Appleby and Dtr 1351, 6 S. Snowden 1349, 7 A. Cooley 1348, 8 Tim Appleby 1347, 9 Upsall and Grandson 1323.633, 10 Appleby and Dtr 1323.295, 11 K. Ward 1320, 12 Tim Appleby 1315; Boston and District FC – 1 Gough and Reed 1315, 2 Hardy and Burt 1310, 3 R. Knight and Sons 1309, 4 D. Brackenbury 1301, 5 Gough and Reed 1296, 6 D. Brackenbury 1289.613, 7 Hardy and Burt 1289.534, 8 L.R. Manning 1281, 9 and 10 R. Knight and Sons 1277.966 and 1277.666, 11 Hardy and Burt 1276, 12 D. Brackenbury 1265; Swineshead and District – 1 G. Wheatman 1270, 2 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1245, 3, 4 and 5 G. Wheatman 1235, 1234 and 1212, 6 Mr and Mrs Welby 1193, 7 and 8 G. Wheatman 1191 and 1174, 9 Mr and Mrs S. Poulter 1140.

The Swineshead club have also seen birds released from Perth and Great Driffield.

Perth results: 1 G. Wheatman 1536, 2 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1530, 3 G. Wheatman 1514.

Great Driffield: 1 Mr and Mrs S. Poulter 1495, 2 G. Wheatman 1474, 3 Mr and Mrs T.F. Welby 1469, 4 G. Wheatman 1456, 5 Mr and Mrs Poulter 1438.

Result of Horncastle Invitation FC race from Maidstone: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 R. Quibell 1594, 1553, 1543, 1522 and 1504, 6, 7 and 8 T. and F. Kennedy 1471, 1461.26 (2), 9 and 10 R. Hayes 1455 and 1453, 11 R. Quibell 1449, 12 T. and F. Kennedy 1390.