Children from Holmeswood Methodist Primary School in Lancashire travelled to Malvern by school minibus on Wednesday 2nd April to deliver their pigeon ‘Holmeswood Flyer’ to the RPRA One Loft. The school’s Bursar, Lavinia Chew, takes up the story: “Holmeswood Flyer was donated to the school by Pimlott Brothers. The children have watched the various stages […]
One Loft Race Winner- Alan Richardson
First I would like to say a big thank you to everybody who has contacted me with congratulations after winning the race which even now I cannot believe I have won. I have been involved with pigeons most of my life for 25 years with the man who first got me into pigeon racing Jim […]
One Loft Pigeon found in Cuxhaven, Germany
One of our One Loft Pigeons has been found in Germany after liberating from our final Hot Spot Race in Fraserburgh in the north of Scotland on Friday 14th June! Luckily it landed in a pigeon fancier’s garden, where it’s being looked after with food and water before heading back to complete the race. […]
BBC Radio 4 at the One Loft
The BBC’s Environment Analyst, Roger Harrabin, spent the day on Friday at the RPRA’s One Loft near Tewkesbury, recording an item for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ programme which will be aired in the near future.
CNN at the One Loft
US news giant CNN spent today filming at the loft in Tewkesbury belonging to the RPRA One Loft Manager, Jeremy Davies. Originally the piece was commissioned as a very short notice ‘background to pigeons piece’, however it has now grown following the filming today! Nic and a camera crew will be at Bletchley Park on Thursday 6th December […]
BBC Breakfast at the One Loft
Saturday morning’s edition of BBC Breakfast featured an item on Pigeon Racing, made when Mike Bushell visited the RPRA One Loft at Tewkesbury a couple of weeks ago. The weather was superb on the day, and we opened Mike’s eyes up with regard to Pigeon Racing. Raptor predation also got a significant mention. We demonstrated how Pigeon Racing works, […]
RPRA One Loft – Young Birds Final Race
The Young Birds Final Race took place from Hexham on Sunday 26th August, a distance of 203 miles. The birds were marked late on Saturday afternoon, and transported up to the liberation point by Martin Fitzpatrick. A full report is here, and a gallery of images taken on the day is below.