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Midlands, Wales & the Marches

Midlands, Wales & the Marches

Branch information and events

2019 Events

20 June

Introduction to ‘Metalic Cartridge’ Reloading Evening, at Calton Moor 6 pm, cost £30 with a £15 deposit on booking. Limited spaces early booking recommended. Contact i.skelton@bdsbranches.org.uk 

13 July

Newport Agricultural Society Show – at Chetwynd Park, Newport, Shropshire

1 Aug

Burwarton Agricultural Show, Nr Bridgnorth, Shropshire

18 Aug

Wildlife Awareness Day Marquise Drive Visitor Centre, Cannock Chase

14/15 Sept

Midland Game Fair Weston Park

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Branch contacts

Chairman Ian Skelton i.skelton@bdsbranches.org.uk  T: 07885 843298
Secretary Sally Barrell s.barrell@bdsbranches.org.uk  

 News

Midland Game Fair 2018

The last show of 2018 was The Midland Game Fair at Weston Park. Well, what a show it was – for the Branch the footfall was tremendous. One of our exhibits the year was a ‘Forest Walk’ featuring a number of stuffed animals and birds. To this, a competition was run for the younger generation and this was hugely popular with the children and their parents.

Results from the Midland Game Fair quiz 2018.

  1. Sparrowhawk, 2. Barn owl, 3. (Cock) Pheasant,  4. (Grey) Partridge, 5. Buzzard, 6. Polecat, 7. Otter’ 8. Grey squirrel, 9. Red squirrel, 10. Jay, 11. Black squirrel (melanistic), 12. Stoat, 13. Tawny owl, 14. Lapwing (Green plover), 15. Kingfisher, 16. Wild boar piglet, 17. Fox, 18. Badger, 19. Mink, 20. Roe buck

Winners:

99 entrants

5 to 8 Paddy Murphy;    9 to 15 Billy Pope;  Over 15  Kate Bond. 

Highly commended: Louie aged 2 who named 9 animals without any assistance at all.

At the show were our Irish counterparts the Wild Deer Association of Ireland who invited Arnoud and Ian Skelton to their stand for a chat and photo call.