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RPRA CEO on Absolute Radio

RPRA Chief Executive Ian Evans was a guest on Absolute Radio’s Dave Berry Breakfast Show this morning, chatting to Dave about pigeon racing. Click on the image to hear the full interview.      

Pigeons ‘Ball’ the way

Karla Ball is a young lady who loves spending time with her pigeons. Ever since the day she was born Karla has been around pigeons, as her father Lee was a keen pigeon keeper, and the week after being home from hospital he introduced her to them. As Karla grew older she took on more […]

RPRA CEO on Chris Evans Breakfast Show

RPRA Chief Executive Ian Evans was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show this morning, chatting to Chris about pigeon racing. Click on the image to hear the full interview.      

Kickstarter for animated film ‘Pigeons’

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is supporting an experimental short animated film titled ‘Pigeons’, about “an inquisitive, bohemian pigeon living in a world oppressed by militant swans”. Carla Tarnawski says “As you might know, the NFTS has won the Animation BAFTA for the fourth year in a row and last year ‘Inanimate’ – one […]

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 […]