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Auction of One Loft Race 2018 Young Birds

The auction of the RPRA One Loft 2018 young birds will take place on the dedicated RPRA auction website from Thursday 11th October to Sunday 21st October. The full detailed list of the birds being auctioned can be downloaded here, the lot numbers being determined by the birds’ finishing places in the Final Race. Please […]

One Loft Final Race 2018

After a non-starter on Sunday, the One Loft Final Race 2018 took place on Monday from Alnwick, a distance of 235 miles 898 yards.  810 birds were liberated at 7.00am into high broken cloud and a WSW wind to SW en route.    The first bird arrived back at 2.42pm, and the top 10 is […]

One Loft Hot Spot 4

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 4 took place from Brawby Grange – a distance of 162 miles 1022 yards – on Tuesday 28th August. Jeremy was on site early, waiting for the cloud cover to disperse sufficiently to liberate. 830 birds were liberated at 8:40am into broken cloud and sunshine, and they cleared well […]

St Andrew’s Primary on BBC North West

St Andrew’s Primary School in Oswaldtwistle was featured during the 6:30pm news bulletin  on BBC North West on Tuesday 21st August, highlighting its journey into pigeon racing after accepting an invitation to join the Oswaldtwistle Homing Society. See the news clip by clicking on the image above.  

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 […]

Early success for new fliers

Father and son, Stephen and Tyler Harrison, have had a great start after taking up pigeon racing this season. When he saw his grandad’s birds, 8 year old Tyler wanted a few of his own, so Stephen built him a 5×3 loft and grandad let him have 12 young birds. Flying as Harrison & Son […]

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 […]