LOCKED-OUT EXHIBITORS TAKE TO THE CAR PARK

LOCKED-OUT EXHIBITORS TAKE TO THE CAR PARK

An Al fresco young bird competition has gone down in history for Bristol BS after exhibitors found themselves, their birds and staging locked out of their show venue.

MAIDSTONE 2020 CALLED OFF

MAIDSTONE 2020 CALLED OFF

THE 2020 Cage & Aviary Birds Christmas Sale & Show has been cancelled because of Covid-19 restrictions at the venue.

READING CBS KICK-STARTS A LATE SHOW SEASON

READING CBS KICK-STARTS A LATE SHOW SEASON

ONE OF THE first young stock shows to take place since lockdown restrictions eased went ahead on August 12, complete with face masks, hand sanitiser and a max capacity of 20 people.

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