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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 […]

BHW Show of the Year 2016

The British Homing World Show of the Year 2016 – the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in Great Britain – took place over the weekend 16th/17th January at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Around 15,000 visitors saw more than 2000 racing pigeons and 1000 fancy pigeons on display, and more than 100 trade stands exhibiting everything […]

BHW Show of the Year 2015

The British Homing World Show of the Year 2015 – the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in Great Britain – took place over the weekend 17th/18th January at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 15,000 visitors came to see the more than 2000 racing pigeons and 1000 fancy pigeons on display, and more than 100 trade stands […]

FLYING HEROES

Click here to see a copy of the boards from the Flying Heroes display which took place at this year’s BHW Show of The Year.                      

Robson’s series to air in August

A new ITV series starring Robson Green, part of which was filmed at the BHW Show of the Year in January, will be aired during August. The series will be looking at the hobbies of shipbuilders, millworkers and miners in the North East and North West. As Robson’s father and grandfather had kept pigeons, he proved quite […]

Blast from the Past

Brian Cheetham of Irlam, Manchester, sent us this photo of members of Cadishead DFC, Eccles & Winton HS and Flixton & Urmston FC setting out on a coach trip to the first Show of the Year at Worcester Racecourse in January 1972. Brian is now nearly 80 years old but still maintains an interest in pigeons. […]