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Show of the Year 2021 notice

Please read the following message from BHW Show of the Year Chairman, David Trippett: “Following my note in July, I can confirm that Ian Evans and I have held another virtual meeting with both the Winter Gardens and VisitBlackpool to further discuss the possibilities of holding the BHW Show of the Year in January 2021. […]

Keelie and Aaryan on CBBC’s My Life

Two young RPRA members – 15 year old Keelie Wright from Magheralin, winner of the Guy Barrett Trophy for 2019, and Aaryan Witkowski of Rochdale, 12 – featured in CBBC’s ‘My Life’ programme on Tuesday 25th February. The programme follows them through a 12-month period as they navigate the highs and lows of the 2019 […]

BHW Show of the Year 2020

That’s it now for another year: BHW Show of the Year 2020 took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend. Thank you to everyone that made it the success that it was, and to the many thousands that came along. The results were as follows (subject to ring verification etc) – our congratulations […]

RPRA launches Kitemark

For a number of years the RPRA has been carrying out random Performance Enhancing Drug tests on pigeons to demonstrate fair play and keep performance enhancing products out of our sport. There are many different products, supplements and feeds available for pigeon keepers to purchase for their pigeons. Many RPRA members have raised concerns in […]

Top Pigeons donate generously to the Show of the Year

Top Pigeons arranged a moot at the BHW Show of the Year 2019 in Blackpool, with a top class panel consisting of Mark Gilbert, Piet De Vogel, Jan Polder, Joost De Smeyter and Gerald Schalwijk, chaired by Dave Valantine. The moot was very well attended, and a small select group of pigeons were auctioned off […]

Show of the Year funds Holisfit Project

The BHW Show of the Year has donated £1000 towards a new cancer rehabilitation project called Holisfit. This new group will be for people who are going through or recovering from cancer, and will offer exercise support and holistic treatments at SERVE’s Therapy Centre in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire. It will provide a full one day […]

BHW Show of the Year 2019

Thank you to everyone who made the BHW Show of the Year 2019 the success that it was – and of course to the many thousands that came along. The results were as follows (subject to ring verification etc) – our congratulations to all of the winners: • Trophy Winners • Class Winners • Full […]

TV company looking for keen young fanciers

Tyrone Productions, a Belfast based TV production company, is looking for young people (under 16 years) interested in being involved in a programme about the wonderful world of pigeon fanciers! There is no commitment at this point but if you are based in the UK or Ireland, passionate about your pigeons and would like to […]

BHW Show of the Year 2018

The BHW Show of the Year 2018 took place in Blackpool over the weekend 20th-21st January. The largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the UK descended on the Winter Gardens for the two-day event that has something for everyone, whether you are a veteran flyer, new member, or just curious about pigeons, from trade stands, […]