Published at 09:05, Monday, 30 July 2012
Tynedale Homing Society held a race on Saturday from Peterborough, when six members sent 57 birds. The winning pigeon was a two-year-old chequer cock which gained a fifth win of the season for Acomb’s Tom Leadbitter.
In the Haltwhistle Flying Club race from Tewkesbury, a distance of 205 miles members sent 31 birds. Three yearlings hens arriver together from this race with excellent returns.
For the last race of old bird season from Peterborough a distance of 187 miles, members sent 25 birds. This was the first win of season for Smith and Dodd and we hope a tonic for Mr Dodd who is unwell at moment. Old bird averages were won by C. Creighton, second Dodd and Smith.
Tyne Valley Homing Society members sent 108 birds to Peterborough. A good race resulted in a close finish, with the Hindmarsh & Telfer partnership just pipping Jim Kennedy.
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This week in... 1919Saturday, December 13, 1919...
AT a public meeting in Wylam Institute it was decided to split the remaining money in the village's peace celebration fund between the village schools and a planned war memorial to the Fallen.
A brass plaque bearing the names of 19 former students who died in the Great War was to be erected in the Wylam Council Schools at a cost of £20 and £30 was to be donated to the war memorial fund.