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Today pigeon racing is a sport for the whole family in a highly social environment. It combines animal husbandry with the natural desire for competition. Electronic Timing Systems and One Loft Races have brought this popular sport into the 21st Century. Find out more…

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BHW Show of the Year 2015

The British Homing World Show of the Year 2015 – the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in Great Britain – will take place at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th January. Admission is by ticket – cost £7 on Saturday and £6 on Sunday. Under-18′s will be admitted free. Over 2000 [...]

Christmas Closure

The RPRA headquarters at The Reddings, Cheltenham, will close at 1.00pm on Christmas Eve, Wednesday 24th December, and reopen as normal at 9.00am on Friday 2nd January.      

Special freebie for Show of the Year visitors

Merlin Entertainments, whose attractions include Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussaud’s and Sea Life, has generously offered a special 2-for-1 voucher for all those visiting the Show of the Year in January. Click on the image below to download a printable .pdf version.                             [...]

BBC History pays tribute to WW1 pigeons

History Extra, the official website of BBC History Magazine, pays tribute to the homing pigeons that served in World War 1. Click on the image below to see the article.                        

Oswaldtwistle HS visits local school

Oswaldtwistle HS club member Peter Hargreaves recently visited Longshaw Junior School in Blackburn to give a talk on racing pigeons to 90 ten and eleven year old children. He introduced them to six of his birds, who were liberated at the end of the session with a coded message which was deciphered at home and [...]