August 27th 2018
Cuttlefish bone present always.
Grit - present always.
Seed mixture - mixed canary seed.
Soft food - egg food, mixed seeds, green food e.g. peas, broccoli.
The Show Season:-
A trophy, 'The Stoakes Flyer' (in memory of my dad), was awarded for the most points scored in the champion section
at the Humberside Show. The aim was to award exhibitors for staging good consistent show teams rather than an outstanding
individual bird. Additionally, it was hoped that it would encourage exhibitors to enter lots of birds at a show which already
attracts 5 to 8 hundred top quality Glosters. The roll of honour is as follows:-
2004 Saunders & Spring (Nottingham)
2005 Kev Stoakes (Scunthorpe)
2006 Steven Gash (Mansfield)
2007 Not Awarded (show cancelled due to avian flu scare)
2008 Dave Rands (Gilberdyke)
2009 Cottrell & Rands
2010 Cottrell & Rands
2011 Cottrell & Rands
2012 Dave Rands (Gilberdyke)
2013 Kev Stoakes (Scunthorpe)
2014 Kev Stoakes (Scunthorpe)
2016 George Nicol (Scunthorpe)
2018 onwards - This trophy will now be awarded for Best Opposite Head in show
Join Humberside Gloster Association and enjoy the friendly atmosphere & competition at this year's show in November.
Why 'The Stoakes Flyer'? Well, the name comes from my childhood when my father had a fishing rod made and that was the
name which was embossed on it. The year that my bird won the English National was the same year that my dad
died. I wanted to do something beneficial for the hobby, attract members to the club and exhibits to the show, whilst also
remembering my dad. So I had this silver trophy made and donated it to the Humberside Gloster Association.
Good Luck! I hope you win it and look after it for the next 12 months.