Ward win is popular

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Ken Ward was a popular winner of Boston Central Racing Pigeon Club’s 140-mile race from Seaham Harbour.

However, normal service was resumed in the next race from Whitley Bay (155 miles) when Carl Upsall and grandson Reece took the first two places.

In the last old bird race of the season the Upsalls took the first five places from Great Driffield.

Result from Seaham Harbour: 1 K. Ward 1225 yards per minute; 2 Upsall and Grandson 1223; 3 S. Snowden 1221.901; 4 Appleby and Dtr 1221.164; 5 and 6 A. Cooley 1216 and 1214; 7 Upsall and Grandson 1203; 8 K. Ward 1195; 9 S. Snowden 1180; 10 Upsall and Grandson 1178; 11 G. and C. Edwards 1177; 12 Upsall and Grandson 1172.

Whitley Bay: 1 and 2 Upsall and Grandson 1449 and 1444; 3 G. and C. Edwards 1435; 4 S. Snowden 1426; 5 and 6 G. and C. Edwards 1425.899 and 1425.030; 7 Upsall and Grandson 1425.013; 8 Appleby and Dtr 1416.996; 9 Upsall and Grandson 1416.182; 10 K. Ward 1414; 11 Appleby and Dtr 1409; 12 K. Ward 1406.

Great Driffield: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Upsall and Grandson 1485, 1483, 1482, 1479 and 1476, 6 Appleby and Dtr 1465, 7 S. Snowden 1456, 8 and 9 G. and C. Edwards 1454 and 1400, 10 Upsall and Grandson 1395.469, 11 Appleby and Dtr 1395.184, 12 G. and C. Edwards 1390.

Dave Brackenbury has been in unstoppable form in Boston and District Flying Club and registered yet another win from Whitley Bay.

Results: 1 D. Brackenbury 1441; 2 and 3 Hardy and Burt 1428 and 1423; 4 and 5 Gough and Reed 1380 and 1373; 6 D. Brackenbury 1371; 7 Hardy and Burt 1369; 8 D. Brackenbury 1363; 9, 10 and 11 L.R. Manning 1333, 1322 and 1303; 12 C. Collins and Son 1300.

The Brackenbury run came to an end, however, when the partnership of Gough and Reed were the winners from Great Driffield.

Results: 1 Gough and Reed 1445, 2 Mr and Mrs B. Garnham 1433, 3 Gough and Reed 1365, 4 L.R. Manning 1360, 5 Gough and Reed 1348, 6 and 7 D. Brackenbury 1340 and 1327, 8 Mr and Mrs Garnham 1295, 9 C. Collins and Son 1287.278, 10 L.R. Manning 1287.108, 11 D. Brackenbury 1285, 12 C Collins and Son 1281.