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A wooden trophy, the R.C Ulander Cup, for pigeon racing between Christchurch and New Plymouth. The cup is made of wood, with metal name plate and title plate. The trophy was awarded to A Howlett in 1946, Ian Bellringer in 1947, to E. James in 1948 and J. James between 1949 - 1951.
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This trophy was won by Ian Bellringer, a New Plymouth local, in 1947, when he was a member of the Taranaki Poultry and Pigeon Club. This club began in 1890, and members breed a variety of purebred show pigeons. From the early 1900s the club was amalgamated with the Taranaki A&P Association, and the club used their hall for meetings and at their peak ran breed shows in Hawera, Stratford, Inglewood, Opunake and Waitara, as well as in New Plymouth. This trophy, however, was not specifically from this club, but instead was awarded to Ian for racing his pigeons between Christchurch and New Plymouth in 1947.
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