February 2005

Reported by Janice Al-Nasser, S.B.B.A. Publicity Officer

The SPANGLED BUDGERIGAR BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION had a good club show held in conjunction with the B.S. club show with a total entry for spangles of 286. Our congratulations are extended to all winners who also faired well in their prospective sections. Best Spangle in Show went to Bernard Kellett with his well-known Grey Green cock that had already won 3 Best in Show awards during the show season.

The next issue of the Spangle Review will be posted to all paid up members late March. Members are reminded that subscriptions are now well overdue as from 1st January and should be sent to the Membership Secretary John Cosby at ("Shambles", 7 Oakwood Lane, Moston, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 3PR. Tel: 01270 526306, e-mail: The 2005 rates are: single 7, partnership (related) 11, partnership (unrelated) sum of total members, juniors, registered disabled & OAP 4. The society also offers a life membership at 20 times the current subscription.

Patronage applications should be sent to the Patronage Secretary Rod Clarke (45 Northampton Road, Broughton, Kettering, Northants NN14 1NR. Tel: 01536 791132, email: There is also a special overseas society affiliation as well as a special overseas membership package.

The next Spangle Day and AGM will be held on Sunday 15th May 2005 at a new venue: The Gardeners’ Hall, St. Leonards Road, Windsor, Berks. The Bucks & Berks BA will host the event. The morning session will be allocated to the Spangle Day with Frank Silva as the guest speaker and Chris Keeler, the society's outgoing President, judging the show. Birds will be accepted between 10.00 and 10.30 am. All members, fanciers and guests are welcome. The afternoon session will be allocated to the AGM commencing at 2.30 pm.

The Association has its own website, which can be visited on ( For all other information please contact the secretary Clifton Wixon (88 Highworth Crescent, Yate, Bristol BS37 4HL. Tel: 01454 881334, email:

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