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  1. For future reference, this is Audrey Lawrence Johnson's e-mail address: audreyhunt2011@hotmail.co.uk
  2. The Up North Combine are at Grantham, basket today for a race Saturday (hopefully, weather permitting)
  3. You could e-mail and ask if there are any allotments that allow the keeping of pigeons: allotments@croydon.gov.uk https://www.croydon.gov.uk/libraries-leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/allotments-croydon/croydon-council-allotment-sites The following link is to privately owned allotments: https://www.croydon.gov.uk/libraries-leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/allotments-croydon/independent-allotment-societies
  4. The UNC are at WETHERBY and SELBY , Wetherby originally Saturday, Selby Sunday but judging by the weather forecast probably both Sunday. There are 4 groups at Wetherby and 1 at Selby Selby is 58 miles to me, 2nd young bird race for the UNC but 1st young bird race for me (hopefully)
  5. Grateful thanks to George for collecting my hen and looking after her - it is much appreciated
  6. I have had a yearling reported in Fife - if you can help it would be appreciated - I can private message you the non fanciers contact details. The yearling hen has no tail and been missing 2 weeks from an extremely fast race (some doing 80mph!) She has been contained, but I don't know her condition apart from the missing tail feathers
  7. It is not compulsory to send is it? I personally wouldn't send if the weather is not suitable for a race, you have to be your own race controller - trust nobody but yourself
  8. Race this morning Peterborough to Border federation - via Carlisle
  9. The Up North Combine are at Maidstone (Kent) events centre Approx 8300 birds to be liberated Saturday morning subject to suitable conditions
  10. The ring was allocated to Wrekenton HS ring scheme - Wrekenton is in Gateshead - but the ring could possibly belong anywhere if it a breeder buyer scheme
  11. Forest Hall HS Secretary 07503 031999
  12. The Up North Combine are at Plumpton racecourse Basket today (Thursday) for a Saturday race
  13. The UNC marked for the first channel race in 3 years on Wednesday, convoying a NEHU race, and I was a volunteer helper. Race marking was supposed to start at 9am but on arrival at 8.50am the car park was full! The paperwork was horrendous, the vet was a lovely man who had travelled from Chesterfield to Hartlepool as we could not get anybody local, the process for the first race had started the week before, where all entries had to be into the NEHU by 9am Monday morning - 2 days before race marking - with all ring numbers declared ( needs to be earlier) All ring numbers had been entered onto a spreadsheet prior to race marking and these ring numbers had then had to have their basket numbers added to the spreadsheet. All baskets had to be labelled with a basket number. The send was not huge (just under 1500) sent by approx 153 members of the NEHU. The work involved was enormous. The planning that had gone into this event had taken months and until you get involved, you neither understand nor grasp the enormity of the job. At the moment you can only go through Portsmouth to Caen, so the UNC's first channel race probably took the longest to get there. There was only one marking station, the MNFC had problems with their race marking I understand and had to remove 400 birds from their wagon delaying their UK departure. You can't cut corners, don't ever believe that you can. Every marking station requires the presence of a vet.
  14. Had 19/23 at clocks and was only waiting on 1 after clocks which returned late afternoon. All hens. Huntingdon with the UNC - 160 miles Club winner (not mine) doing 1723 and topping the fed, I was 10th and 11th club 1694 & 1687 - so near - yet so far!
  15. It is a zoonotic illness - humans can catch it from animals and birds - please be vigilant.
  16. These are the contact detsils on RPRA rsce programme for the weekend It is Nottingham at Perth https://www.rpra.org/racing-handbook/race-programmes/
  17. I had 2 missing from 19 sent from Peterborough yesterday, with one back this afternoon
  18. The Up North Combine have their first combine race Saturday 13th May 2023, from Ramsgate Birds will be up in a strong NE wind - not the best wind direction (probably the worst!)
  19. Up North Combine Huntingdon Liberation 1 - 11am Liberation 2 - 11.20 Liberation 3 - 11.40 - time confirmed
  20. There's a band of rain across the country on Saturday, and it doesn't look as if the Up North Combine are basketting on Friday Likelihood is Monday for Tuesday by current weather forecasts - but who knows, Grantham may be cancelled altogether and straight to Huntingdon the following week
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