Nottingham marking station has closed, the new marking station is:
Underwood miners welfare institute club
alfreton road
underwood
notts
NG16 5GA
 
Midlands National verification telephone numbers for 2020 
South West section 0333772 6031
South Centre section 0333772 6035
South East section 0333772 6037
North Centre section 0333772 6038
North East section 0333772 6039
North West section 0333772 6041

PLEASE NOTE: REARRANGED OLD BIRD PROGRAMME

RACE 1, CARENTAN SATURDAY 4TH JULY,

BASKET THURSDAY 2ND. JULY             

POSTAL ENTRIES BY THURSDAY 25TH JUNE;

BY HAND & ONLINE  SUNDAY 28TH JUNE                                                                                                                                        

 

RACE 2, FOUGERES SATURDAY 18TH JULY,

BASKET THURSDAY 16TH JULY             

POSTAL ENTRIES BY THURSDAY 9TH JULY;

BY HAND & ONLINE SUNDAY 12TH JULY                                                                                                                                  

 

RACE 3, VIRE SATURDAY 1ST AUGUST,

BASKET THURSDAY 30TH JULY                           

POSTAL ENTRIES BY THURSDAY 23RD JULY;

BY HAND & ONLINE SUNDAY 26TH JULY 

YOUNG BIRD RACE DATES ARE UNAFFECTED ;

CHALE 22ND AUGUST & CARENTAN 12TH SEPTEMBER; THESE RACES WILL INCLUDE O.H. RACES AND THE COMMITTEE HAS ALSO DECIDED THAT  THERE WILL BE AN OLD COCKS RACE AS WELL, SAME PRIZES & POOLS AS O.H.

NOTTINGHAM MARKING STATION AT THE BAKERSFIELD, NOTTINGHAM IS SHUT AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE THIS YEAR.

Tony Whitehurst-President

Please note;
Clock Station; Derbyshire South no.60
Due to unforeseen circumstances will not be available
this season.
I am sorry for any inconvenience
Tony Whitehurst

 

MNFC COVID-19 AND RACE PROGRAMME UPDATE

With the COVID-19 pandemic slowly getting better and now able to train our pigeons, the prospect of racing our pigeons is high on every fanciers agenda. The latest information is that we may be able to race our pigeons after the 1st. June and with this in mind the committee has made the following decision. The first race will be on Saturday 4th. July from Carentan , second race on Saturday 18th July from Fougeres and a third race on Saturday 1st August from Vire.

The committee also decided that there will be on old cocks race as well as an old hens race liberated with the young birds races from Chale and Carentan. The old cocks race will be flown with the same prize money allocations as the old hens race.

The RPRA are currently working on a protocol for the safe marking of the pigeons which they will announce soon but with the safe distance rule staying in place there will be obstacles to overcome and race marking could take longer and I would ask all members for their patience and consideration for the marking station workers.

Handbook update; we could not have gone to print at a worse time and there has been all kind of problems to overcome but I have been assured that the handbooks will be ready before the end of the month and will be sent out as soon as possible thereafter.

Take care, stay safe.

Tony Whitehurst-President

HANDBOOK UPDATE
Hello members,
I am sure that there will be some of you wondering when will the handbook be arriving, this is where we are at the moment, after a very difficult month of March collating the handbook and getting all the adverts in and then the proof reading finally approved we were confronted with the forced shutdown of companies due to the covid-19 pandemic.

We have now found a printer to do the printing and the handbooks will be started after the Easter break, I am told that this work will be carried out by the printer himself, due to staff having to be furloughed and will take about two/three weeks and I am hopeful you will start receiving your handbooks by the second week in May.


The handbook will only be sent out to members who have paid their subscriptions, so to members who have overlooked their subscription payment this is a polite reminder.


Tony Whitehurst-President