19th April

Hi everyone, myself and Rob vaccinated another 100 to-day we only have the latest intake to do now and these will be done in 2 weeks time.

We have a few fanciers who didn’t pair up until late this year so the loft wont close until Saturday 27th April.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

18th April

Good evening to all, last night we had the top potteries fancier Ricky McGraw bring his 3 crackers for the McGraw,Clegg&Preece Syndicate.

Also T&A transport delivered 3 absolute belters from top Midlands National flyer Tony Whitehouse from Birmingham.

Then early this morning Walkers delivered 9 lots of birds all in perfect condition from all over the UK and Ireland.

We had 9 outstanding youngsters for the Tag Team who were 2nd Open in our 2018 final, also we had 6 crackers for the syndicate of Gregory Brothers both Tommy and Roger are top flyers from Rathnew, then we had 3 really nice youngsters from Arron Dickenson for the Colly Lofts Syndicate.

Next is was the youngsters from Peter Lucas and what a really nice trio they are, Peter has supported us now for 4 years and his birds have performed very well.

Then it was three absolute beauties for the Kinsella&Redmond Syndicate, we then had 3 belters sent to us from Scottish fancier Craig Wright for the Soar Alba Syndicate.

Also from Scotland we had a cracking kit of 9 birds sent down by Freddy Robertson for the Backpath Lofts Syndicate, then it was 6 crackers for John Cooper from South Wales for the Common View Lofts Syndicate, John is another who has supported us for many years.

Next it was the top Kempsey fancier Bill Lewis who sent us his second team of 3 belters for the Freeland Fighters Syndicate, Bill is another who has supported us for 4 years now and what a Gent he is.

This afternoon Andy Cook from Gloucester bought along his super team of 3 for the Annsan Syndicate.

Then later on this afternoon local fancier Geoff Smedley from Wirksworth bought his 3 stunning youngsters, Geoff has not been too well over the last 12 months but its nice to see him out and about again, I always enjoy having a good natter with Geoff about certain aspects within our sport.

From me personelly I would like to thank each and every fancier for sending us such quality youngsters of which all were the perfect age, well done to all.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

17th April

Good evening to all, as you can see from the video the birds from Holland are now in the loft.We continued the same education with the birds as yesterday.

This morning we also had Steve Warhurst from New Mills bring us his second team of three absolute belters, all went through the traps and I did enjoy having a good conversation with Steve.

Then we had Les & Sue Appleby from Grimsby bring down their two team’s for the Accapp Syndicate and what a cracking set of 6 they are, all the perfect age, again I had a great conversation with Les and Sue two very nice genuine people.

In the morning we are getting the Irish invasion delivered by Walkers, so it will be another hectic but enjoyable day.

These are the pigeons from Holland all arrived in first class condition thanks to Mark Walker, we would like to thank the dutch fanciers for sending us quality youngsters of which all are the perfect age

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Gary, Annette & Rob

16th April

Hi everyone, more of the same to-day, youngsters through traps older one out for a look around.

We had six really nice youngsters come to-day for the Syndicate of Harrison & Hull, both Janet and Dave have supported us since we launched this race 5 years ago and they have had birds in the final and have won money every year such is the quality of birds they send to us, it was really nice to meet them both and have a good discussion about our sport in general, their birds seem to thrive on the heavy work load we put on them.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

15th April

Good evening to all, another great day at WDW, the latest intake continued their education and went very well.

We had a nice kit of three youngsters sent to us by Mike Akerman from Cardiff all the perfect age, the youngsters bolted through the traps.

We have had some great news that there is 24 birds on their way to us from Holland, these will be delivered by Mark Walker so the birds will arrive in top class order for sure, we feel that it is a big achievement to get the dutch on board and we thank our agent Sjaak Buwalda for all his hard work.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

13th April

Hi everyone, another hectic day at WDW, I put all the latest intake through the traps early this morning then all the birds had baths put in the aviaries as we always do every Saturday.

The first to arrive this morning was Andy Harker from Gloucester with his super team of 3 all are the perfect age and they never hesitated when I put them through the traps, Andy had a good result in the Derby Arona Race.

The next group of fanciers were from Leicester with 3 really nice youngsters for the Leicester Harrow Boys Syndicate, these guys had a good look around and we spoke in great detail how we at WDW do things which included keeping the birds in top condition, training, vaccination program and much more.

Then local fancier K.Johnson came with his three youngsters for the Snowsky Lofts Syndicate, all three are a credit to him, they bolted through the traps and looked at home immediately in the aviary, again we spoke in depth about our race.

Stu Davenport was last fancier for to-day and he came all the way from North Wales, Stuart entered our race in 2018 and had a great result winning 6th Open in the very tough final and taking home a cool £1090.00, this year he has doubled up his team, the three birds he bought to-day are a cracking kit just like the other three was when he bought those, sorry Stu I forgot to get your picture mate.

Well we have more birds coming tomorrow so I will but up and at it again at 6.00am, cant wait its all coming together nicely.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

12th April

Good evening everyone, its all go at WDW we had a couple of cracking birds bought to us by Dave Harris from Telford ay 8.00am this morning, these make up the two teams entered by The Good, The bad, The Ugly Syndicate, this group of top flyers have supported us now for the last four years, I enjoyed having a good conversation with Dave about various aspects within our sport but top of the list was the Raptor problem, Dave was telling me he is having a few problems with the Sparrowhawk at the moment but nothing has been taken yet, she will be going to nest very shortly.

Dave whatever you do keep Gary away from the Gin festival you know what he is like he will only end up falling all over again.

We have quite a few more birds coming over the weekend and Monday, the loft closes in just over a weeks time this is when we can really get to work with the babies.I hope all who are racing tomorrow have good returns, if I was still racing I would have given tomorrow a miss, cold easterly winds soon knock the edge off the birds.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

11th April

Hi everyone, what a day its been to-day, Walkers dropped off 9 lots of birds which they had picked up from all four corners of the UK and Ireland, all the birds were delivered in top condition as usual so a big well done to Mark and his team.

Early this morning Mary Becker and Steve Howells from over in Norwich bought along their 2 team’s of crackers for the Buyl, Howells & Becker Syndicate, all the perfect age the birds raced through the traps well done.

The next to arrive was Colin Bradford and Bob Oakley from Leicester, Colin is another superb supporter of our race he has been with us since we started, Colin and Bob bought along the third youngster for the Osga’s Syndicate and just like the other two it is a beauty, Bob also decided to try his luck in the race and purchased three venture birds for the Oakleigh Syndicate.

The next to bring his team of youngsters was Andrew Kirby from Rawcliffe near Goole and what a beautiful kit of three they are.

The next to arrive was Walkers transport with 9 lots for us, the first birds we gave the once over too was from my very good friend Nigel Legg from Guernsey who had sent us over 9 absolutely cracking youngsters for the Guernsey Pidge Syndicate, Nigel is another who has supported us since we started out on this venture.

Karl Donnelly from Ireland sent over his last 2 teams of absolute quality youngsters, Karl houses some outstanding birds and his results in One Loft Racing speak for themselves.

J.P Hume from down on the south coast have sent us a superb team for the Jack & Ted Flyers Syndicate, also Roly Rusling from Cleethorpes has sent us three belters, Graham & Brook from Lancashire also sent a cracking team of birds, Tom Burkill & D.Hicks again from Norwich sent us their outstanding team of youngsters for the Norfolk n Good Syndicate, Albert Charles Smith from Stanley Co Durham has sent his superb team of three down, Paul Newbold of PJ Lofts has bred 6 really cracking youngsters for Jim Magee from London.

Brian Fitzsimmons from Cleator Moor in Cumbria sent down the last of his syndicates birds for the Moor Boys Syndicate, Brian is another who has supported us since we started this venture and he has had birds in the final every year such is the quality he send to us.

I would like to thank everyone who has sent birds for sending us such outstanding quality, take a look at the video see the health and condition the babies are in.

10th April

Good evening to all, what a day it has been to-day, most of the morning was spent giving 125 their most important vaccination but there all done now, these will now join the older birds.

Neil Rodgers came this morning with 2 more birds for the Stroke It Dont Poke It Syndicate and both youngsters were absolute beauties, perfect age thus they bolted through the traps.

Late this afternoon Darren Archibald from Doncaster bought us his team of 3 for the Harry’s Hotties Syndicate and what an outstanding kit they are, Darren has some outstanding pigeons and he holds the record at WDW for birds sent to the final and birds home, in 2017 Darren had 9 of his original entry of 12 birds make it to the final and all 9 returned in race time to include 17th and 25th Open.

Its another early start tomorrow with many more birds being delivered, it wont be long now before they are all in.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

9th April

Hi everyone, the latest intake were again put through their paces this morning, the older groups stretched their wings.

This afternoon local fancier Ray Lander from Pinxton bought along 3 cracking youngsters for the Brexitiers Syndicate all the perfect age, Ray and his lovely wife Rose work tirelessly for their local club as well as being top North Road Flyers.

We also had D.J Bailey from Birmingham bring along his little beauties again these were the perfect age credit to both fanciers.

My own club mate Stuart Bellamy came to the shop to stock up and whilst their he took a look at the youngsters in the one loft, Stuart has entered a team of his own and too my amazement he managed to pick out two of his three from the 200 in their section, Stuart commented on the superb condition we have the birds in.

Its gonna be a very busy day tomorrow because myself and Rob will be giving 125 youngsters their third and most important vaccination.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

8th April

Hi everyone, its been another busy day, the latest intake were put through their paces and the older birds enjoyed a fly, the batch is growing daily.

This morning Steve Warhurst from Buxton bought along his cracking team of 3 birds all were the perfect age, they bolted through the traps

This afternoon we had Ray Bullen and Gerry Clements from Manchester bring their 2 teams for the Tracker Syndicate again what a cracking kit they are, both Ray and Gerry had a good look around and were impressed with the organisation and set up.

We have started crate training the youngsters because with so many to catch now we have decided to drive them into the crates to save time, to-day they had their first look at the crates.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

7th April

Hi everyone, its been a cold but busy day again at WDW HQ, we had visitors from early this morning, the first group of fanciers to bring their three super stars was Chris Watts and the lads from the Leicester Foxes Syndicate, all these guys had a great look at the set up and were very impressed with how professional the race is run.

Then virtually within minutes Steven Fearn from Liverpool turned up with his 6 absolutely cracking youngsters for the Scotties Syndicate, Steven has been involved in our race in previous years, its was just a shame he shot off before I got the camera out.

It was late morning when our next visitors arrived this was Graham Guy and Pete Shaw with the Guys Loft Elite Team of three really smart youngsters, Graham has to be the most successful one loft race fancier in the West Midlands, he has had some outstanding performances in the SCMDPR, it was also great talking with Pete a very knowledgable and successful fancier again he commented on the excellent condition of the birds, as I told Pete we hide nothing and the health of the youngsters can be a nightmare but I feel we have cracked it over the 5 years we have held this race.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

6th April

Good evening to all, we have had more birds come to-day, first to arrive was Simon and Amanda of the Walton & Liversey partnership with another cracking youngster for their syndicate.

The next too arrive was Ronnie & Tracy Nicklin from Hull, they bought us birds for their two syndicates of Humberview Lofts and the Double Dee Syndicate and what an outstanding kit of youngsters they have entered, Ronnie and Tracy are great supporters of our race and in 2017 they finished 3rd Open in the tough final and won a cool £5,530, Ronnie commented on how well the youngsters looked in the aviaries which means a great deal to us especially hearing comments like that from a top flyer.

In the afternoon Dudley Lever from Surrey travelled up with his two teams and again what an outstanding team of 6 he has bought us, everyone of his team is the perfect age so well done Dudley lets hope we can do our bit now.

We have more birds arriving tomorrow so its gonna be another busy day.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

5th April

Good evening to everyone, we have continued to educate the latest intake but didn’t have the older birds out to-day, the wind was quite strong and very cold, Im not prepared to take any risks.

Late last night we had a team of birds delivered which had been sent down to us by Pete Boulton from Preston for the Bullet Lofts Syndicate and what a lovely set of youngsters they are.

We had a cracking team of youngsters bought to us to-day from over on the East Coast by Paul Horsfall for the Drury’s Kids Syndicate, all 3 bolted through the traps.

My good mate’s and top North Road Flyers Derek and Ryan Nuttall bought along their entry and what a belter it is, both Derek and Ryan have supported us since we formed the race 5 years ago and for this we are very greatful.

Late this afternoon local fanciers Clarence, Karl & Cameron Haymes bought me three really nice youngsters for the 3 Bs and a ‘C’ Syndicate, I commented to Clarence that the youngsters are the perfect age.We have more birds coming in over the weekend, trust me its busy, busy ,busy now.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

4th April

Its been a busy day again to-day with more birds being delivered by Walkers, John Abela from Preston sent us 5 absolute beauties, John has supported our race since we started it, his birds have performed quite consistently.

Garret Hensey from Ireland sent his three teams over for the Taximush Syndicate and what an outstanding kit they are, Garret is making quite a name for himself in one loft racing, his birds are performing superb, in our 2018 final Garret’s birds finished 10th and 78th Open we must remember this was our toughest race to date.

Mr Graham from Cumbria sent down 2 birds for the Moor Boys Syndicate and as usual they are superb youngsters, this syndicate is another which has supported us since we strated out 5 years ago and they have had birds in the final every year such is the quality they send to us.

Bill Lewis from Kempsey is another one loft specialist with some good results, Bill has sent us one of his teams for the Freeland Fighters Syndicate and again the birds are the perfect age and absolute quality, Bill is another who has supported us now for 4 years for this we are most greatful.

Davis Reed from Berwick Upon Tweed has sent down his cracking team of 3 birds and again these are top quality.

Michael Phillips from the North East has also sent his team of 3 birds and again absolute beauties they are.

John Donovan from London sent his bird for the D.L.P Syndicate this now completes their team and this pigeon has quality all over it, we would like to thank everyone for sending us such class youngsters.

We have again had some of the birds out and there is much improvement on yesterday, the weather was not ideal but we are trying to get them out daily so they are in a routine.

3rd April

Good evening to all, I got caught in the act this morning by Dean Hayes and Mark Walker, we joined up four sections of youngsters and turned them out many were up in the air but quite a lot thought it was good to go on the floor, as you all know I wont allow this, so I was like Usain Bolt chasing them back up, don’t worry it will be like this for a couple of days until they know the cane and corn tin is the master.

Dean Hayes came over from Lincoln with his three entries and a nice bunch they are all the perfect age, in 2018 Dean was 38th Open in the very tough final.

Mark Walker also bought along his two teams of youngsters which are all direct Rudy Van Reeth pigeons and what an outstanding set of six they are, Dean also commented on how well these youngsters looked but as Mark said to me he has sent them here so they can have a true test, especially seeing as we go it alone.

We do have more birds coming tomorrow with Walkers so its gonna be another busy day.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

2nd April

Hi everyone, the weather has been very poor until mid afternoon by which time the birds had been given their big feed thus we didn’t get them out to-day.

Trevor and Mark Poole brought along their 3rd bird for their syndicate of Our Eli, this youngster is bred from two pigeon’s Trevor purchased at our 2014 One Loft Auction, you know what they say one loft pigeon’s breed one loft pigeons.

Annette and Rob went over to Louth in Lincolnshire and collected three real beauties from Kevin Wagstaffe for the Trainspotters Syndicate. Lets hope the weather is better tomorrow.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

1st April

Good evening to everyone, another nice day so the older birds have all been out, we have also had another 60 out for the first time and it has been a day of being patient but all has gone well.

We had three really nice youngsters come this morning for the Flowers and Dawson Partnership from Boston, all three bolted through the traps.

Annette is off bright and early in the morning to collect some birds from Kevin Wagstaffe over at Louth in Lincolnshire, update again tomorrow.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

31st March

Hi everyone, another busy day especially with the clocks going forward, however all the loft was cleaned out plus the latest intake put through the traps by 9.00am, we have had more birds bought to us to-day.

Mr Winstanley from Bryn Corn Stores bought along his three entries and I must say mate they are a credit to you all three bolted through the traps, we then had Bill and Steven Turnbull from Congleton drop off their three birds for The Devils Syndicate and again what a cracking kit they are, Steven commented on what a great set up we have and the outstanding condition the birds are in.

At lunch time Mick Mellor of Millys Loft came with the last of his birds but first on the agenda was to eat the Fish & Chips he bought for me, every time Mick comes he brings flowers or chocolates for Annette and for myself Fish and Chips such is his generosity, Mick said Im going off to a shadow so he thought I had better have a large portion, Mick had nine youngsters and everyone was a corker all nine bolted through the traps, again Mick is a fantastic supporter of our race and was 2nd Open in 2016 and that hen has bred for him some top pigeons in the SCMDPR.

We put the birds on the dark at 4.00pm they wondered what was happening and why I was getting them into the loft so early because normally we leave the loft open until it goes dusk, I will take the blinds down in the morning at 8.00am, as I have said before I am not a fan of the darkness but these birds have to be on it because of the tough race schedule and the final race from France were they are convoyed by ourselves and liberated on their own with no help at all we are the only organisation racing from France on 25th August.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

30th March

Good evening to all, its been another very nice day and we have had more birds delivered.

Tom Sweeney from Liverpool bought us two crackers for his syndicate of Paramount Lofts both were put through the traps, Tom enjoyed having a look around and commented how professional our set up is.

John and Julie Ellerby from Hull bought six real belters for their two syndicates, John and Julie are fantastic supporters of our race and their is no better sportsman than John, in or 2017 final John’s Syndicate of Odd Bods was 2nd Open but the winning pigeon was lucky because a stray joined it and it sat on the loft for 3 minutes, John’s blue cock which came and went straight down, John kept saying go on chequer you deserve to win not knowing the blue cock was his pigeon, they both trapped together but speaking with John after he said he was glad that the first pigeon to the loft actually won although it cost him £12,000, John has entered two the same way bred into this year race one for the Odd Bods Syndicate and the other for Harley Bobs Syndicate.

We also had three really nice youngsters sent to us by Joe Elder & Sons from Liverpool again all the youngsters which have come to-day are a credit to their owners absolutely outstanding.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

29th March

Hi everyone, its been another very nice day here at WDW HQ,

It was another early start this morning putting all the latest intake through the traps, the older groups have all been out again we did have a few youngsters which thought it was good to sit looking at me but eventually they realised who the master is ( Corn Tin ).

We had four cracking youngsters but to us at 8.00am this morning by Dave Harris of The Good,TheBad,The Ugly Syndicate before anyone ask’s yes it was the Ugly part of the syndicate who bought the pigeons ( sorry Dave ), this syndicate is another great supporter of our race and they have been with us for four years now.

The weekend is here already but no rest for the wicked so to speak.We have more birds coming over the next two days and the birds will be on the darkness on Sunday.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

28th March

WOW what a day its been here at WDW, the weather has been absolutely superb, after cleaning out early this morning myself and Rob vaccinated 125 youngsters, next we decided to segregate some of the latest intake of youngsters into different sections because some have been here slightly longer and we don’t want to hold their progress back.

The time was 10.25am and we had our first delivery by Walkers who dropped off 8 different lots of birds, we had birds from Ireland sent over by the 2014 WDW champions Cookstown Sizzlers, Karl and Glenn house some outstanding pigeons, there is not many lofts which can boast winning two one loft races, we also had birds from Sean Hughes who is another superb supporter of our race, Richard Lamb and Pat Maher sent over a bird each for the Stroke It Don’t Poke It Syndicate, all the youngsters arrived in top class condition and are a credit to them.

We also had birds from Liverpool for the For Joe Syndicate these have been entered bred by Lee Davison and Steve Radcliffe and what a cracking kit of 6 they are, this is another syndicate who have supported us since day one, we had 6 absolute belting youngsters bred by Miles Foster for the Foster, Sons & Daughter Syndicate, we ourselves actually purchased this syndicates bird ourself in the 2018 sale, Miles houses some outstanding birds, we had birds from Bridlington which are from Norman Robinson and again three beauties, Rob Jones from South Wales sent his team of 9 for the Team Islwyn Syndicate, Rob has supported our race for many years and the babies he has sent us are a credit to him, we had one bird bred by Tumley Loft Stud and its a beautiful Pied youngster bred in the purple, this bird has been specially bred for Stuart John Graham well mate, James and Vicky have done you proud.

We also had three crackers for G.J Hetherington Syndicate from North Yorkshire, also Z.Nowak from down in Plymouth sent up his three beauties, Zibby was in our race in 2018 and his entries raced superb, he had two from his three in the final finishing a very creditable 16th and 43rd Open we must all not forget this was our hardest race to date, the birds were convoyed by ourselves liberated on their own with no other birds racing from France that day so no help and they had a 30mph West North West Wind hitting them as they crossed the channel, not many old birds would have faced this so to get two from two is brilliant.

Terry Peart and his lovely wife travelled all the way up from Bournemouth with two of their syndicates three youngsters, I enjoyed having a good half hour with Terry who found the loft set up and location excellent, the two babies he bought are superb.

This afternoon we had birds dropped off by High Flyers, the first box we opened had three youngsters bred by John McNair for the Lotties Lofts Syndicate again absolutely beautiful, also Stuart Davenport from North Wales sent three of the six he has entered for the Team Dav Syndicate, in 2018 this syndicate finished a very creditable 6th Open in our very tough final again these three youngsters are a credit to him.

If we have missed anyone please let me know but with so many coming to-day its been a long day, we now have over 400 in the loft so its all systems go.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

27th March

Good evening to all, another busy day at WDW, all the latest intake were again put through the traps and all went very well. The older birds have been out again for a fly and most trapped much better.

We had a team of cracking birds bought to us by one loft race specialist Glenn Zimmerman from down in Luton, I enjoyed having a good conversation with Glenn who was also given a guided tour of the loft set up.

Bob Lee delivered two more lots the first was for the Prince Bishops Syndicate these guys are great people and they are another syndicate which has been with us from day one, the next set of youngsters were sent down to us by Paul Jowett, Paul is another who has entered our race in other syndicates before, again all the youngsters are top class we really are blessed.

It is gonna be a really busy day tomorrow we have many birds coming to us throughout the day from all over the UK and Ireland plus we have to vaccinate over 100 birds these can then join the older group, its all starting to take shape.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

26th March

Hi everyone, what a day its been at WDW HQ, this morning local fancier Brian Potts bought along their syndicates pigeons, Brian and his son Alan have supported our race since it was formed some 5 years ago, they have always had birds in the final such is the quality they send to us, I must say that the three youngsters Brian bought along are nothing but superb and again the perfect age.

We again put all the latest intake through the traps and again all went well, the oldest group have been an absolute nightmare to-day but its my own fault I over fed them yesterday but I bet they don’t mess around tomorrow.

My phone has been very busy to-day with fanciers ringing and telling me their birds are on the way to us, I know of at least 7 lots to date which are coming with Walkers to date from all over the UK and Ireland, there is no doubting that Mark Walker has taken the transportation of pigeon’s to a different level and thats coming from someone who couriered pigeons for 5 years, its a thankless job.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

25th March

Hi everyone, I will start by apologising to Colin Beckett because I missed the Beckett Family Loft Syndicate off yesterdays update.

Colin bought along his two teams and just like the others they were top class, in 2018 Beckett Family Loft raced very well throughout all the races including the final were they finished 9th and picked up a cool £2280.

To-day the oldest groups have been out and the latest intake have all been put through the traps all went well, good weather is forecast for the rest of the week so we should make a lot of progress this week.

We do however have 180 birds which will be having their third vaccination on Thursday so this might delay us an hour or so, we do have more birds coming throughout the week including tomorrow, you could say they are coming in thick and fast now, the babies will be going on the darkness at the weekend.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

24th March

Good evening to all, another super but very busy day at WDW International One Loft race, it was an early start for me this morning, the scraper was going at 6.30am and the birds were all cleaned out by 8.00am, unfortunately we don’t have grills the youngsters are cleaned out every day.

First to bring in their entries to-day was Si James from Lincoln who races as C.James&Son, this syndicate was the 2 bird average Champions in 2018 the youngsters were three real beauties, shortly after Bill Buxton and his lovely wife and David Lowe and his lovely wife arrived with the remainder of Bill’s five Syndicates birds, well what was five is now six syndicates because Bill bought down an extra bird and didn’t want to take it back with him so he entered the bird into our race, again all of the birds were absolute class, very well reared and the perfect age, Simon, Bill and David are really great supporters of our race plus really nice fanciers and good company on a night out.

In the afternoon local fancier Trevor Poole and his son Mark bought along 2 birds from their team and again very well reared and the perfect age, Trevor buys the best and I always enjoy having a good chin wagg with him both Trevor and Mark are really top people.

Karl Ford from Fordy’s Loft Syndicate bought 16 of his entries and what an absolute credit they are too him, all 16 are like peas in a pod very well reared and the perfect age, in 2018 Karl won Hot Spot 1 and was 11th in our very tough final race such is the quality of birds he houses.

I would like to thank you all for sending us some really nice class youngsters now its down to us to do our bit.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

23rd March

Good evening everyone, its been a really busy day to-day, firstly the shop has been extremely busy then the arrival of youngsters for the race, thank god Rob was up for the day to give me a help out.

Billy Calvert of the Teeside Bombers bought us 12 absolute cracking youngsters they are a credit to him, Billy has had a lot of success in our race and is a great supporter, next it was Mr Morley from Stourport Upon Severn who bought along his team of three for the Moxey Mates Syndicate and again what a cracking sample they are.

Les Adams from Stoke On Trent bought us birds for Graham Foster from the Potteries area and again what a beautiful trio they are, Graham has raced in One Loft Races all over the world so its good to see him having ago in our race, fanciers from the Stoke on Trent area have really supported us well again this year, it must be down to the success of the Neckenders Syndicate.

It’s gonna be another busy day tomorrow with many more bringing us their superstars.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

22nd March

Hi everyone, unfortunately we cant make Epsom Show tomorrow because we have a lot of fanciers bringing us their 2019 entries, we are a family run one loft race and with there only being the 3 of us we can’t spare the time away from the loft.

We have had a couple of people drop out this week so we do have a few spaces left for anyone who is interested in taking on the challenge of a true one loft race from France 295 miles plus the birds are convoyed by ourselves and they are liberated on their own Remember WHO DARES WINS !

Gary, Annette & Rob

21st March

Good evening to everyone, its been another really nice day at WDW, the latest intake were all put through the traps this morning. The older youngsters were let out in two groups and all went ok.

We had more birds come to-day the last bird a real beauty for the Golden Mile Syndicate making them three teams entered.

Richard Boswell sent us his single entry again this pigeon was also a cracker, Keith Warnes from over in Norwich sent us his three beauties, Keith has three birds in the final of the Derby Arona so good luck buddy, we had two really nice blue’s from Andy Noon for the stroke it, don’t poke it syndicate, again credit to you all for sending us birds which are the perfect age.

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Gary, Annette & Rob

20th March

Hi everyone, the weather has been superb to-day, we managed to get the older two groups of youngsters out and all is well, we will be joining these groups up together when we have given 90 their third and most important vaccination next Thursday. All the latest intake were again caught and put through the traps again all went well.

We have had a few youngsters bought to us to-day, the first was local fancier Darren Hadfield who’s syndicate is White City Lofts, Darren is a good fancier and another who has supported this race since we formed it in 2013.

Next to arrive was Ivan and Jean Sterland from Featherstone who’s syndicate is The Rovers, Ivan and Jean are not only really nice people they are also stallwarts of our race having been in it since we formed it and they have been quiet successful they again bought us 3 real beauties, it was nice to have a chat with them both and its good to see that finally Ivan you’ve hung your boots up now enjoy your retirement.

In the afternoon Armthorpe Colin from the Likely Lads Syndicate bought us 3 absolute crackers, I also enjoyed talking to Colin who is very knowledgeable about our sport, we would again like to thank you all for sending us quality youngsters all the perfect age.

Remember Who Dares Wins

Gary, Annette & Rob