On June 6, three members of the Gourdon and District Pigeon racing club sent 15 birds to Maidstone.
The birds were released at 6.30am and 1st home was a yearling, SU13AF 2440, belonging to Eddie Mann of Johnshaven with a velocity of 1078.08. 2nd home was SU13AF2552 , velocity 1070.10 belonging to D&D Hay, Gourdon . 3rd home was SU13AF2443 ,velocity 835.47, belonging to Eddie Mann. Brian Craig didn’t have his bird home.
Eddie Mann wins the Maidstone Cup , and the First Yearling Maidstone Cup.
D&D Hay wins 3 Longest Inland Races Averages Cup.
On July 5 2 members sent 12 birds to Ridsdale. The pigeon were liberated at 8.30 a
m and the result is as follows; 1st , 2nd , 3rd and 4th position goes to D&D Hays birds with velocities of 671.42, 605.14, 591.71, and 512.03. In 5th position was E.Mann with a yearling , velocity 443.79.
D&D Hay wins the Inland Averages Cup.