I was born in Waltham Abbey in Essex in 1943 during the war years and I was the only
one in my family to be interested in pigeons. I had a few pigeons as a young boy
of around nine years old, which I kept as pets and started racing the pigeons seriously
In my first London North Road Combine Race from Northallerton I was 1st Club, 2nd
Federation and 13th Open and this led to my lifelong passion with racing pigeons.
I was a carpenter by trade and have built several lofts for myself at the different
addresses we have lived in, to the present day lofts that I now have which are fitted
with modern nest boxes and perches with conveyor belts for cleaning.
In the early days I was racing North Road with the North London Federation, winning
many races through the years.After moving to Bishop's Stortford in Hertfordshire
I turned to South Road racing as I felt that this offered a new challenge. I am now
at the present time concentrating on long distance racing across the Channel with
the National Flying Club, Midland National Flying Club and the British International
Championship Club obtaining many good positions including winning 1st Section H National
Flying Club from Messac and 3rd Section - 87th Open Tarbes - 613 miles.