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Holy Cross Primary receive One Loft Awards

Holy Cross Primary School’s racing pigeon, ‘Holy Spirit’, performed well in the RPRA’s One Loft Race 2014, winning prize money in the schools sections. Bred by Ward & Cullen of Wallasey HS, Mr & Mrs Cullen presented a cheque and certificates to the school in Birkenhead earlier this week. Head Teacher Jane Bradley said that […]

Schools learn about pigeon history

Schoolchildren are getting to see racing pigeons at first hand as RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, visits schools to give talks on pigeon history and racing pigeons. Over 200 children at Brushwood Junior School in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, were treated to four separate talks across a day. As the school was holding a World War 1 theme […]

Flying Back To Nature

The Midlands National Flying Club and the Royal Pigeon Racing Association have created an interactive educational project – ‘Secret Messages’ – offering pupils the opportunity to learn about the vital work undertaken by carrier pigeons during the World Wars. Read more about the initiative in this article, and see the Flying Back to Nature website […]

Winged Warriors – a film in the making

TV director, Evy Barry, is currently making a film about carrier pigeons during World War 1. She has already visited RPRA HQ to interview General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, and to see the artefacts which we hold here, but she is also looking for support from our members. Evy says: “I am writing to the pigeon […]

‘Pigeon’ play begins touring in September

Lunabug Theatre will be presenting a play based on the exploits of World War 1 carrier pigeon ‘Cher Ami’, beginning at Harrogate Theatre on Saturday 13th September. The play then tours other towns and cities until mid-November. See full details and a youtube clip at the Lunabug website.        

School pupils learn about pigeons

RPRA General Manager, Stewart Wardrop, recently gave a talk on pigeons and pigeon racing to pupils at Church Lench First School in Evesham, Worcestershire. The boys and girls were fascinated with the role that carrier pigeons played in World War 2, and were able to watch a liberation of a group of Jeremy Davies’ birds […]

Nicola’s Flying High

Nicola Hey of Accrington & District Homing Society is receiving wide acclaim after sharing the Guy Barrett Trophy for 2012 with Kieran Doyle (see here). There is also a more in-depth article on Nicola’s local Accrington Observer website.