Pigeon race reports
Published at 09:09, Monday, 23 July 2012
Tynedale Homing Society held a race on Sunday from Folkestone, when six members sent 35 birds.
It was a good race for Newbiggin’s Peter Jackson as his birds took the first three positions.
Tyne Valley members sent 74 birds a distance of 300 miles where the birds had to work hard with a north-west wind. Hindmarsh and Telfer took first, P. Telfer second and S. Ridgeway third.
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This week in... 1972Friday, December 15, 1972...
STAFF at five hospitals in the Tynedale area walked out during a strike over pay.
Hexham General, Hexham War Memorial, Haltwhistle War Memorial, Wooley Sanatorium and Prudhoe hospitals, were all affected after the National Union of Public Employees called out their members.
Ancillary staff, including porters, cooks, telephone operators and boilermen joined the 12-hour stoppage with some NUPE members taking part in a protest march in Newcastle.