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British Olympiad Show

The RPRA British Olympiad Show took place over the weekend at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool. In addition to the Olympiad classes, there were classes for show racers and racing pigeons, and trade stands present. The full results are below – click on the image to download a copy. You can see a report on the […]

Carrier Pigeons in World War I

At this – the centenary of the end of World War I – we feature a gallery of images related to the pigeoneers and carrier pigeons that gave invaluable service during the war.   

RPRA Membership Consultation – CEO’s comments

RPRA Members Consultation – Comments by Ian Evans RPRA CEO The RPRA member’s consultation that was published in the British Homing World, and on the RPRA website and social media attracted 1092 responses. Initially I was disappointed by the level of response. However, having taken into consideration that this was the first time that RPRA […]

Auction of One Loft Race 2018 Young Birds

The auction of the RPRA One Loft 2018 young birds has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots – you will receive an automated message giving payment details and arrangements to be made for collection of your bird. A full list of the final results is below. Download: Auction 2018 results  

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 […]