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Monthly meeting to be held Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 2-30pm. at Bowburn Community Centre, Bowburn,Co.Durham DH6 5AT


NBS Annual open show

NBS Area Championship Show 18th Sept. Schedules are approved and will be posted to those who have or request one. Please let me know if you require one.


NBS Area Open Show. To be held 18th September 2021 at Bowburn. Judges have been approached and waiting for final confirmation. Please spread the word and for more details contact myself Brian Batey via Facebook, PM, email or phone. More details available soon.


Rules and Conditions for Open show

Rules and Conditions
1. Birds offered for sale in competitive classes should have the price stated
on the entry form for inclusion in the catalogue. If more than one claimant, the exhibit shall go to the highest bidder at the show managers discretion.
The society does not accept any responsibility for damage, accident of loss to any bird or cage on route to, from or during the show.
3 The judges decision will be final.
4 Any complaints or matters arising not herein provided for, shall be referred to the show committee whose decision shall be final.
5 In the event of cage labels not arriving in time please send your birds and we will number and stage them.
6 At the discretion of the show management, any birds entered in dirty cages will be refused entry.
7 Any person buying birds from the show
(auction, sales classes and open classes) will need to provide the society with their name and address.
8 Cages MUST be entered with seed in them, water maybe given by the
9 The officials will not be responsible for errors should they occur in the schedule, catalogue or award sheets. Prices of birds as per award sheet.
10  Only cages authorised by the show management will be allowed into the premises.
11 Juniors in attendance at shows during show preparation and judging shall be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian and the show manager/director informed at their attendance.


From President Brian Batey

Happy New Year.
It's been a strange 2020 and hopefully 2021 will be better and more "normal" with meetings, shows, aviary visits etc all possible.
The NBS has put in place, as requested by the BS, a 2020 rung show for the end of May, thus allowing the Covid situation as long as possible to be resolved. It may or may not go ahead as like everyone else I/we don't know what the position will be, but hopefully nearer the time circumstances will be clearer and we can then meet, discuss and decide on the details,
In the meantime I hope everyone has a great breeding season, we've got off to a very good start numbers wise, but early days, stays safe and well and I look forward to a return to normality in the coming months and handing over the Presidents Chain of Office to John


Somewhat informally due to coronavirus problems we have decided that for those members who have paid 2020 membership subs will get their 2021 subs free of charge.

If any members do require a 2021 ring order form from me they should send a stamped addressed envelope to address below.
The decision not to charge for next year is due to the lack of meetings and shows we have been able to provide this year.

Kevin Batey Secretary.


Our meetings are held on the first Sunday in every month,

commencing at 2-30p.m.

at the

Bowburn Community Centre,

Durham Road,





Bowburn Communtiy Centre

Our Secretary & Treasurer

Kevin Batey
37a Cornmoor Road,


Newcastle upon Tyne

NE16 4PU

mobile phone 07912294588



What are the benefits of joining us?

The chance of meeting other breeders and exhibitors
in your own area.

Monthly meetings with guest speakers

Members handbook out in May

Your own ring number.(personalised if required)

Help available when needed.

An area to look for information on societies local to yourself.


Web Master Bruce Ross 


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