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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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GB 2019 Ring Orders

We are now taking pre-orders for GB19 rings – BY POST ONLY for the time being. A discount of 2½% will be allowed on orders received at The Reddings on or before Friday 28th September. Please note that ring orders received after this date will not be discounted. Click on the appropriate image below to download […]

One Loft Hot Spot 2

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 2 took place yesterday from Worksop (103 miles, 1210 yards).  Jeremy liberated the 958 birds at 7.15am in sunshine with a light WSW wind. They cleared superbly.  The first birds began arriving back at 09:42, and nearly 500 were back within the next 20 minutes. The top 10 result […]

St Andrew’s Primary off to a flying start

St Andrews Primary School in Oswaldtwistle, who are racing in their first young bird season with Oswaldtwistle Homing Society, this week took 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th positions in a race from Stafford where 15 members sent 192 birds. Even more amazing is that they only have a team of five Vandenabeeles, which were all back […]

‘Birdmen’ book now available

Earlier this year the RPRA – and many of its members – assisted award-winning photographer Zak Waters in a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish his photographic study of pigeon racing and fanciers, entitled ‘Birdmen’. The book has now been published, and is available either direct from publishers Bluecoat Press or on Amazon, but best be […]