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BHW Show of the Year 2020

Arrangements are now well under way for the BHW Show of the Year 2020, taking place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend of 18th-19th January. The annual event is the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom, regularly attracting around 25,000 visitors. Whether you are a new member, curious about pigeons, […]

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, […]

The Helping Harvey Campaign

Trevor Jenkin of Penzance gives us an update on the Helping Harvey Campaign, launched in aid of his great nephew who has Cerebal Palsy and was in need of an operation called a Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy to aid his mobility. Trevor says: “The appeal was started in December 2016 to raise £25,000 so that Harvey […]

Keelie is a big hit on BBC Newsround

Young fancier Keelie, from Northern Ireland, appeared in an item for BBC Newsround filmed at her home and following her to the BHW Show of the Year. Dad Eamon said: “BBC Newsround was a huge success with Keelie. The phone has not stopped and social media has gone mad. It’s a great report and advertisement […]

BHW Show of the Year 2017

The 45th annual BHW Show of the Year – and the 40th anniversary of the first show to be held at Blackpool – took place last weekend. 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 […]