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UP NORTH COMBINE: SKINNINGROVE WINNERS

The Up North Combine is an amalgamation of pigeon clubs and federations, founded in 1905 and governed by the North of England Homing Union. Members of the combine’s federations range from Berwick to Staithes. Here’s a roll of honour showing the owners of pigeons from Skinningrove that have won Up North Combine races, together with year, place of release and number of birds where available:

1952   J Hall   Luxembourg   6,734

1953   J Hall   Welwyn   4,678 

1955   Rawson & Son   Welwyn

1956   Winspear & Son   Welwyn   6,638

1957   C Rawson   Welwyn   8,093

1960   J Hall   Cormeilles   8,463

1960   Wood Brothers   Bourges

1961   J Hall   Lille   11,779

1966   Rawson & Son   Ashford   8,394

1967   Wilson Brothers   Ashford   11,006

1973   E Rowe & Son   Lillers   12,000

1975   E Rowe & Son   Beauvais   12,258

1975   G Hoggarth   Ashford   18,225

1976   E Rowe & Son   Beauvais   14,674

1981   G Hoggarth   Beauvais   17,305

1987   G Hoggarth   Folkestone   20,081

1987   B & K Simpson   Folkestone (West Bank 7 Bird Club)   24,644

1990   I Purver & Partners   Harlow (West Bank 7 Bird Club) 20,618

1998   Mr & Mrs Brundle   Folkestone   20,292

1999   B & K Simpson   Folkestone   22,360

1999   White Brothers   Lillers   16,175

2001   A Breckon   Brussels   11,870

2002   Sayers Brothers   Eastbourne   26,854

2003   B & K Simpson   Ashford   23,041

2004   B & K Simpson   Folkestone   21,039

2009   Prokopowicz, Son & Ewens   Maidstone   19,646

2010   I Stafford   Lillers   18,368

2012   Sayers Brothers   Lillers   13,064  

2016   Richards & Marsay   Peterborough  11,967

2017   I & E Purver   Reims   4,193

 

With thanks to Keith Simpson for providing this information