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RPRA Auction Site Open to Members

Following the success of the RPRA One Loft and Raptor Alliance auctions, and private auctions for Alan Reed of Blackwood and former One Loft winner Dr Srikrishnamurthy, we have now opened the RPRA auction website up to our members. If you have a group of pigeons to sell, or are having a clearance sale, why […]

Diggle Primary School to build its own loft

Diggle Primary School in Oldham has received funding of £1,000 from the RPRA to enable it to build a pigeon loft in its school grounds, and encourage more youngsters to get involved with the sport. The project is spearheaded by one of the school’s teachers – keen pigeon fancier, Chris Ryan. Read an in-depth article […]

Auction in aid of Raptor Alliance

The Raptor Alliance auction has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots. You will receive an automated e-mail with details of the various payment methods. Following payment we will pass on the contact details of the appropriate breeder for you to make arrangements for collection of the bird(s). The RPRA auction website […]

Forgive or not? Confession on the Simon Mayo Show

BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo Drivetime Show last Thursday featured a ‘Confession’ from a listener who had found a stray racing pigeon. Would you forgive or not? Listen to the confession and make up your own mind, and then see what the BBC crew thought. Audio Clip 1: The Confession Audio Clip 2: The BBC […]

BBC Timeshift being filmed at RPRA

A BBC Television film crew has been busy making a Timeshift documentary for BBC Four on the cultural history of man’s other best friend – the pigeon. The programme makers have been filming at RPRA Headquarters, The Reddings, and at the RPRA One Loft over recent weeks, with the programme due to air in the […]

HM The Queen at 90

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 years old on 21st April. The Royal Pigeon Racing Association, of which The Queen is the Patron, has contributed to an article in the Woman’s Weekly Classic Series. To read the article please download the pages from the links below. All are reproduced courtesy of Woman’s Weekly/Time Inc. […]

RPRA Horse Race at Wetherby

The 5.15pm race at Wetherby Racecourse on Sunday 28th April was titled ‘The Royal Pigeon Racing Association Lady Riders’ Handicap Hurdle Race’. The racecourse granted us the gesture as a thank you for the RPRA’s use of the site for pigeon liberations. The race was won by Catawollow at 12/1 – you can see the […]

Response to PETA Investigation

This statement is issued on behalf of the following Organisations which represent pigeon racing in the UK: Royal Racing Pigeon Association, Welsh Homing Pigeon Union, North West Homing Union, Scottish Homing Union and North of England Homing Union “As representatives of pigeon racing within the UK we are extremely concerned by findings from PETA’s investigation […]