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BHW Show of the Year 2013

The BHW Show of the Year 2013 took place at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th January. Despite the snow lying across the country, a large crowd still braved the journey to Lancashire and made the most of the various events. Our congratulations to all of the prize winners, particularly Mr & Mrs G Thresher […]

The Mystery of the Missing Carrier Pigeon

While ripping out an old fireplace at a derelict house in Surrey, David and Ann Martin found what they thought to be a discarded chicken bone, but which on closer inspection turned out to be the remains of a pigeon. Attached to the bird’s foot was a small red cylinder, and inside they found a coded message that […]

Pigeon Lung – advice from BPFMRT

Advice from the British Pigeon Fanciers Medical Research Team on Pigeon Lung (Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis) In the same way as some pet owners are allergic to their pets, e.g. cats, dogs or horses, some pigeon owners are allergic to their pigeons. The allergic reaction affects the small air exchanging sacs in the lung (alveoli) and causes […]

The Homing Instinct

In this documentary from Meerkat Films, two old friends and rival pigeon racers are preparing for the big race of the season. Set in the North East of England where Maurice’s allotment is home to the world’s only listed pigeon Cree, the ageing miners embark on what could be their last season together. Jackie and […]

An 18th Century Bet Proven!

Comedian Tim FitzHigham and a recording crew recently spent two days at the RPRA One Loft in Tewkesbury – trying to prove an 18th Century bet! Tim is making a series of programmes for BBC Radio 4 based around historic sporting bets. Many of his exploits are available on YouTube, including crossing the channel in a bath. The […]

Pigeon Impossible!

Watch this brilliant light-hearted film from Martell Animation. At the end there is also a link to some fascinating podcasts on the making of the film, including this one showing how Lucas Martell modelled the pigeon character.

A World War 2 Memory for Young Flyers

Jack Saynor of Sheffield, now 86 years old, would like to share a true wartime story with our young members. Jack lived in Stannington, in a little bungalow at the top of Wood Lane. In 1939, at the start of World War 2, he was 15 years old. Jack recalls “The Police, Army and Air […]