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 flyer, new member, or just curious about pigeons, from trade stands, talks, films and auctions, to the main event: the showing and judging of around 2000 of the top pigeons in the country.
The show is one of the largest in the world, regularly attracting 25,000 visitors, and the profits are donated to a variety of charities.
Keith Mott’s report of the Show, which featured in the British Homing World of 2nd February and includes images of the Supreme Champion and Reserve Best in Show, is available here.
Next year’s show will take place over the weekend 20th-21st January 2018.