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NANTWICH POULTRY EXHIBITION.

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NANTWICH POULTRY EXHIBITION. The eighteenth annual show of poultry, pigeons, singing birds, rabbits, &c., was opened in the Town Hall, Nantwich, •n Friday, February 7. The weather ^as very unpr^itious, and the attendance of visitors only small. Mr. William G;i, o Chester, and Mr. Thomas Burgess, of Burleydam, officiated as JUForS"some years past the Society bave made the Show an open one, but having lately incurred considerable indebtedness to their treasurer, they decided on limiting | belonging to owners residing within fifteein miles It had[been a source of considerable annoyance to And that y hv forpitm the valuable prizes offered had been jn exhibitors, the local breeders, though tamous enough in the county of Chester, having but a poor chance agiinst their wealthier competitors from a distance. The local interest in the Show, however, remains undiminishel, tu(I the Society iikty Shows. rphrfie-ruinea Cup, offered for the The Licensed VictuallersThree^une f chesters o £ best game cockerel of «y"°i0^eThree-guiuea Cup offered by Nantwich, whoalso carries off thei ove* one year old, of any Messrs. Spratt for the bestgamec^ In bj.lck.re^ colour, as well as the 2nd pmes ™eihutt> of NaIltwiuhi takes game, cock and hen, M yp, Lewis, of Crewe, the 2nd. the 1st honour, and Me • • game hen or pullet and Mr. R Ashley takes the 1st prizes g v ,ln(1 game duckw.ngs as aisc'2ndP™|2 by f R Een. The Society s P> t[ler honours of the class (Cochin Woodiun, of homer fori.™ '•»»«'^dman, of Whitchurch, *Tr. VW1< «nnliiirv and Mr. John Garner, of Spurstow. for a^pair of Warns, being closely followed by Mr. aowerbutt "&]KSTM?KLIFF"? Nantwich, carries off the 1st and 3rd foi dragoons the 2nd going to Mr. G. Kay, juii. In nuns Mr. P Hind of Bud worth, takes the premier honour and Mr Dntton 'of Bunbury, the 2nd. For Antweips, Mr. K. Sharrod of 'Adbaston, takes the 1st, and Mr. E. J. Rowley, of i-narroa, ot A<™si Reckett, of Hartford, takes the first prize for Turkeys, and the 2nd for geese-the lst in that class ùuing Withheld.

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