The Cumbria Region RPRA have been handing out their awards to the successful fanciers from the 2019 season.

But first there was a special presentation of the Tattersall/Blacklock Trophy, which is awarded annually for services to the sport.

This year’s winner is John Ellwood, a fancier in the Flimby West Coast club and one who has been convoy for both the West Cumbria Federation and the Derwent Valley Federation for a good number of years.

John has always played a leading role in the re-homing of strays, both to West Cumbria and into Scotland.

The region’s Channel category was won by Jimmy Varty, son and grandson, of Flimby HS, with Laurie Silverwood of Carlisle the runner-up.

Steve and Eileen Chambers and daughter (Sandwith HS) were first and second in the inland category while Richard Martindale and George Lawman, of Workington Victoria, were first and second in the young bird category.

The Cumbria Combine averages were won by Bromley and co from Flimby HS and the Combine chairman Laurie Silverwood presented the trophy to Alan Bromley.

He also handed over the trophy for winning the Combine from Marlborough to Jimmy Nelson, representing Nelson and Crellin of Flimby HS.

The successful loft of Martindale and Lawman had been the main prize winners in the Workington Victoria FC, picking up the phenomenal total of 126 points.

Evans and Abraham were runners-up on 47 while Mr and Mrs Walters and son picked up 30 points.

Workington Victoria’s show for young hens was judged by Alan Spedding and had 80 entries.

He gave tickets to: 1, 5, I. and D. Wood; 2, 6, Rushforth and Hunter; 3, Williams and Hadfield; 4, J. and A. Edgar; 7, Tinnion bros; 8, Bromley and co.

This Friday’s show is for all ticket winners, plus any age cock or hen.