Jessica and Jonathan Williams from the Wirral have certainly had a season to remember with Saughall Massie Homing Society.
Jessica tells us: “We were the highest price winner in Saughall Massie, we won the young bird average trophy, the young bird average points trophy, combined inland average trophy, combined inland average points trophy, F&E Woolley points, Chas Lamb points (y.b), Joe Parrish trophy, SMHS best young bird, Thwaites young bird trophy, grand combined average points. We had 6 x 1st, 8 x 2nds, 5x 3rds, and 3 x 4ths. Also we came 1st and 3rd in the ladys race, and we came 1st and 2nd in the produce race, and we won the young bird knockout race.
“In the North East Wales & West Wirral Federation we had a good season as well; we were the 3rd highest price winner, and we got a gold medal for coming 1st fed young bird race from Monmouth there were 1948 birds in that race, so in the Fed we had 1 x 1st, 3 x 3rds, 2 x 5ths, 1 x 6th, 1 x 7th, 1 x 8th, and 2 x 10ths, and lots more in the top 30. We also won 7 gold ring races out of 8, and some weeks we were 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
“We joined the Midlands National Flying Club this year and our first race we came 125th open, and 15th section out of 6000 birds. We also joined the Shotton gold ring race where we came 9th, 13th and 15th and we won £360 – my mum was made up with that! So we have had a good season and can’t wait to start again. We have got loads of eggs and we’re counting down for them to hatch.
“Oh yes, nearly forgot – we had our first ever pigeon show in Thornton Hough and guess what, we won! We couldn’t believe it. We won with our cock we call ‘good looking’; my older sister Amy named him that when he was a chick. He is good looking though. I would like to thank my grandad John Williams, and my Uncle Billy Williams for their help as well, and I hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and New Year.”
Well done both of you!