Facebook Twitter YouTube
Young Fanciers News RSS feed for this section

One Loft Hot Spot 2

RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 2 took place yesterday from Worksop (103 miles, 1210 yards).  Jeremy liberated the 958 birds at 7.15am in sunshine with a light WSW wind. They cleared superbly.  The first birds began arriving back at 09:42, and nearly 500 were back within the next 20 minutes. The top 10 result […]

St Andrew’s Primary off to a flying start

St Andrews Primary School in Oswaldtwistle, who are racing in their first young bird season with Oswaldtwistle Homing Society, this week took 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th positions in a race from Stafford where 15 members sent 192 birds. Even more amazing is that they only have a team of five Vandenabeeles, which were all back […]

‘Birdmen’ book now available

Earlier this year the RPRA – and many of its members – assisted award-winning photographer Zak Waters in a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish his photographic study of pigeon racing and fanciers, entitled ‘Birdmen’. The book has now been published, and is available either direct from publishers Bluecoat Press or on Amazon, but best be […]

Early success for new fliers

Father and son, Stephen and Tyler Harrison, have had a great start after taking up pigeon racing this season. When he saw his grandad’s birds, 8 year old Tyler wanted a few of his own, so Stephen built him a 5×3 loft and grandad let him have 12 young birds. Flying as Harrison & Son […]

RPRA One Loft Hot Spot 1

The RPRA One Loft Race Hot Spot 1 took place on Wednesday 1st August from Ashbourne, a distance of 70 miles 613 yards. Jeremy was on site very early and had to wait for the cloud cover to disperse and the sun to break through, and was able to liberate the birds at 07.40am into […]

GB 2019 Ring Orders

We are now taking pre-orders for GB19 rings – BY POST ONLY for the time being. A discount of 2½% will be allowed on orders received at The Reddings on or before Friday 28th September. Please note that ring orders received after this date will not be discounted. Click on the appropriate image below to download […]

Newcastle’s Disease (Paramyxo Virus) – Important Information

Many race organisers have received communication from APHA regarding Newcastle’s Disease and the requirement to complete the enclosed document. However, I have been communicating with DEFRA over the last two days and established that completion of the declaration is NOT mandatory as far as pigeon gatherings are concerned but is recommended. However, as a result […]

Comments Off on Newcastle’s Disease (Paramyxo Virus) – Important Information Continue Reading →

Updated liberation site maps

An up-to-date version of the UK liberation site map, showing major airports and sites with airfield restrictions, is available to download – click on the image right to download the map in .pdf format. Updated A3 size printed versions of both the UK and Continental liberation site maps may be purchased from The Reddings at […]

Vote for your favourite carrier pigeon message – result

Our friends at Henry Bragg sent us an appeal to pass on to our members: exhibition visitors at Interface with Neo Artists were asked to write or draw the last message from their mobile device and pin to the gallery wall. Henry Bragg whittled it down to the chosen few below and asked our members to […]

Comments Off on Vote for your favourite carrier pigeon message – result Continue Reading →

RPRA Chief Executive on Pigeon Radio Australia

RPRA Chief Executive, Ian Evans, yesterday spoke at length to Pigeon Radio Australia. They discussed the work the RPRA has carried out in promoting the sport in schools, the recent parliament pigeon race, and the future of the sport in general. Click on the image to go to the podcast of the show (and forward […]