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Young Fancier features in Radio Documentary

Radio producer Dave Williams has recently created a radio documentary, entitled ‘Fancy That! The Pretender To Pigeon’s Top Perch’, which follows young fancier Joseph Hughes, a 14 year-old from the Merthyr Valley, as he looks to make a name for himself in the world of pigeon racing and breeding. Follow this link to read more and to listen […]


Seth’s Story

Seth first became interested in pigeon racing in East Sussex, keeping his pigeons in a small garden shed until he was lucky enough to meet an experienced fancier, Brian Fields, who very kindly donated a 12ft loft to him. After reconstructing and painting this loft, Brian put Seth in touch with John Aldred, Secretary of […]

A World War 2 Memory for Young Flyers

Jack Saynor of Sheffield, now 86 years old, would like to share a true wartime story with our young members. Jack lived in Stannington, in a little bungalow at the top of Wood Lane. In 1939, at the start of World War 2, he was 15 years old. Jack recalls “The Police, Army and Air […]

Starter Package for Young Flyers in Lancashire

Accrington & District Homing Society can offer a new starter package for new entrants wishing to take up the sport. • Loan of two lofts for 18 months to two years. • Loan of timing clock to record the velocity of the racing pigeon when it returns home. • Ten young birds to start racing […]

HMYOI Wetherby

Can pigeons help to turn young lives around? Paul Hemmings, an officer at HM Young Offenders Institution Wetherby in Yorkshire, works with 15-18 year olds, sharing his hobby of racing pigeons with them. He gets much pleasure and reward through giving these young people a sense of personal pride and self-respect. When Paul first relocated […]

Kingsmead Technology College, Staffordshire

The school that built its own loft Richard Chambers is a teacher and the loft manager at the Kingsmead Technology College School Pigeon Loft. Here he gives an update on developments at the school: “We have set up a racing pigeon loft at the school to try and encourage more young people into the sport, and […]