Spencer first home from Bedhampton

Last Saturday seven members of Gainsborough and District Homing Society sent 79 birds for the 178-mile race from Bedhampton.

They were released at 9am in a north-west wind.

Result: 1, G. Spencer 1194 ypm; 2, G. Shearman 1193; 3, G. Spencer 1178; 4, G. Shearman 1172; 5, G. Spencer 1155; 6, C. Holgate 1131; 7, C. Holgate 1130; 8, D. Potts 1117; 9, Mr and Mrs Douce 1111; 10, D. Potts 1079.