NBS Logo Established 1937
 
NORTHERN BUDGERIGAR SOCIETY
Site for people interested in budgerigars
 
 
The Budgerigar Society
 
 
Agenda 2020
 
 
2020 Council Members & Council Dates
 
 
S&RV Gold Show 2020
 
 
Annual Open Show 2020
 
 
Northern Points Competition 2019
 
 
2019 Area Show Results
Show Results
 
 
Farewell to Harry Hockaday
 
 
Roy Cooke Memorial Specialist & Rares Show 2019
 
 
2019 Guest Speakers
 
 
2019 NBS Open Day Sunday 5th May
 
 
Guest Speakers 2019 part 2
 
 
Council Minutes 2019
 
 
The John Herring Memorial Golden Bird Award
Golden Bird
 
 
E-MAILS OF NBS MEMBERS
 
 
BS Main Panel Judges in NBS Area
Local Judges
 
 
Past Presidents of the Northern Budgerigar Society
 
 
NBS Panel
Panel of members of NBS
 
 
Northern BS Adverts 2019
Members
 
 
NBS Hall Of Fame (40 years service) & Honorary Life Members (30 years service)
 
 
Yesteryear + Books
Old photos
 
 
NBS Constitution
 
 
Patronage Rules
 
 
DISCOUNTED SEED & SUPPLEMENTS FOR NBS MEMBERS
Garden Feathers. Boldon Colliery,Co.Durham
 
 
Honorariums
 
 
Links
Other budgie sites
 
 
Subs 2020
 
 

Farewell to Harry Hockaday



FAREWELL TO HARRY HOCKADAY.
It was so pleasing to see so many members turn up for Harry Hockaday's final talk as he has sold his stud of budgerigars. It was a very sad occasion and was quite emotional, but he thought it was time to pack in as he thought it was now becoming a chore and spending 4hours a day every day of the year was becoming too much. He said it was not because of his love of wedding cake either, which got a good laugh from the audience.

He told the audience that he had proved to himself that it was a great idea to buy birds from the continent and put it to British birds where many members in the fancy thought it a bad idea with the thought of longflights. He said that he had never had a bird disqualified for being a long flight and showed his many best in shows over the last few years.

Old fanciers have said that once the budgie bug has bitten it wont go away and we at the NBS hope that Harry has another look at some budgies and has a change of heart because Harry is always welcome up North.

Jim Smith our president thanked Harry and told him he was welcome back any time to the NBS and thanked him for all his kindness and generosity to the fancy and had to say that he had given one of the best talks we have had and please if he gets sick of his American Silkies buy some more budgies.









No longtails here!

Text-only version of this page  |  Edit this page  |  Manage website  |  Website design: 2-minute-website.com