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The LEAB&FBS was formed after a meeting of like minded fanciers met at the Wesley Chapel, Lincoln in1944 for a meeting of a CBS Show. A Resolution was passed which resulted in the formation of the Lincolnshire Budgerigar Society. It was later the same year that it affiliated to The Budgerigar Society in the form of LEA. The first President was S W Elkington. The first Chairman was R Boulton with the first Secretary and Treasurer being Jim Fell who served in those positions for 36 years until his death in 1980. Edgar Healey was a founder member and held the office of President. He passed away in 2002 at the age of 92 years. The first BS Area Councillors were A H Burrows and J Fell. At an A.G.M. held in Grimsby in 1949 it was decided to include the foreign bird fanciers so that the LEAB&FBS was formed. The Area Show moved around the area and was held in conjunction with existing local cage bird societies, the last one being held at Boston in 1971, then from 1972 it was held in the Spalding area since that date. In 1965 Jack Freshney presented the society with the Presidential chain of office (the medallion of silver with a porcelain centre) the silver being

 

 given by none other than H Bryan (Harry Bryan) in the form of silver spoons to be melted down and used to form the centrepiece. The chain was given by the result of donations by members of the LEA in memory of Jack Freshney who had been the Chairman of the LEA for 25 years. Between 1944 - 1994 there were only two Secretary/Treasurers - Jim Fell, followed by Miss S Bryan who was elected after the death of Jim Fell and acted in this capacity for many years. Gordon Berridge became
Chairman after Jack Freshney resigned and also acted as Show Secretary from 1972 until 1994. Resigned in 1995. From a small beginning of 60 members at its height it had nearly 1000 and is still strong today and has many affiliated clubs and has a good, active and forward thinking society and is in safe hands with its present committee. The society had the honour of hosting The Budgerigar Society A.G.M. and Dinner in 1984 and 1994, the society's Golden Jubilee Year. In an excerpt from the Budgerigar Bulletin of 1970,page 11, Jack Freshney of the LEA reported that it was high praise for their "slave-like" efforts in breaking the 4000 bird barrier and the attendance was 50 per cent up with total takings of 805 and that the BS Club Show is the greatest event of its kind.

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