Giving a voice to the Kent bird club
The club's 2014 show was held on Saturday 08 November 2014 at the Rainbow Community Hall in Northfleet following a last minute change due to a double booking of the regular hall. Photographs taken at the show are set out below
For many members, this was one of the most enjoyable shows they could remember. Not for the number of birds benched, the extraordinary quality nor the variety. It was the circumstances that pulled everyone together on the day.
The Show Secretary had turned up on Saturday 08 November to find the show hall contained a 4-day commemorative WW1 exhibition. Double booked. Though initial thoughts turned to cancellation, the committee arrived, spoke with the vicar, and set off to look at alternatives. After a false hope at another hall down the road – already booked – we found ourselves at the Rainbow Centre Community Hall in Northfleet. Completely unknown to most members.
It was a question of making do with tables instead of our usual staging. The dance class upstairs added an additional light percussion and members rose to the challenge. Freda, Pauline and Rose put together a terrific lunch and everyone mucked in to make the day enjoyable. We even made a profit. Especial thanks to Richard Hammond, Show Secretary; Kerry Heaver, Show Manager; Freda Cuthbert and the vicar who, once he realised the situation, pulled out all the stops to find a new venue.
124 birds were benched. Down on previous years but the event made up for it in enthusiasm and fun. See below for the full list of winners.
|We would particularly like to thank Pets Incorporated for their continued sponsorship of our 2014 show with a bag of seed, and for their ongoing support for the club - a truly great job! (Pets Incorporated, 60-61 New Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0AD - Tel: 01474 328084) or see their website for more details.||Kent Cage|
|Additional thanks to Kent Cages for donating a carrying case that was auctioned on the day. see their website for more details.||Homeleigh Garden Centre Animal Feeds and Farm Shop|
|We would also like to thank for their donation of a bag of mixed canary seed. Homeleigh Garden Centre Animal Feeds and Farm Shop Ratcliffe Highway, Hoo, Rochester, Kent ME3 8QD. (Tel: 01634 250235)|
|The Foreign Bird Assocation||See the FBA website for more details|
|Southern Border Fancy Canary Club||Details tbc|
|Sussex and Kent Border Fancy Canary Club||See Other Clubs & Shows for more details|
|The Green Cinnamon and White Border Fancy Canary Club||Details tbc|
|Kent Gloster||See Other Clubs & Shows for more details|
|London and Home Counties British Bird & Mule Club||Details tbc|
|Southern Gloster Fancy Canary Club||Details tbc|
|Southern Lizard Canary Club||Details tbc|