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One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 2

One Loft Hot Spot 2 took place today from Chesterfield, a distance of 88 miles, 355 yards. Jeremy liberated the 722 birds at 08:50 into a fresh WSW wind. The first birds arrived back at 10:48, and 300 were home within the next eight minutes. The top 10 result is below and you can see […]

One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 1

Our One Loft Race 2019 Hot Spot 1 took place today from Ashbourne, a distance of 70 miles, 613 yards. Jeremy liberated the 756 birds at 9:45am, and they cleared excellently into a fresh WSW wind. The first birds arrived at 11.20am and over 500 were back within 20 minutes. The top 10 result is […]

Auction of One Loft Race 2018 Young Birds

The auction of the RPRA One Loft 2018 young birds has now ended. Congratulations if you won one of the lots – you will receive an automated message giving payment details and arrangements to be made for collection of your bird. A full list of the final results is below. Download: Auction 2018 results  

Weston Turville U3A visit the One Loft

Weston Turville U3A group visited the RPRA One Loft as one of their special excursions (previous ones have included abseiling and canoeing) and – yes – they paid for the privilege! Tea, coffee and bacon butties greeted the large coach party on arrival, followed by an explanation of pigeons in war (along with a few props) […]

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 […]

Holy Cross Primary receive One Loft Diploma

Michael Cullen of Ward & Cullen, Wallasey HS, presented a One Loft Race Schools Diploma to Miss J Bradley and pupils of Holy Cross Catholic Primary School in Birkenhead. The pair had donated the bird to the school – which they named ‘Holy Spirit 2’ – to take part in the RPRA’s One Loft Race 2015. […]

One Loft Final Race winner

The One Loft Final Race took place on Friday from Langholm (218 miles 1559 yards), the convoyer having had to move there due to unsuitable weather at St Boswells. The provisional results are here. Loft Manager Jeremy Davies said: “SAS Lofts’ pigeon, entered by Steven Handley from Tipton, West Midlands, raced in and trapped brilliantly to […]

History Channel filming at the One Loft

A film crew from the History Channel spent a damp and cold morning at the One Loft in Tewkesbury filming for a programme about Pigeons in War. Our thanks to Jeremy for the pigeons and to Julie for the teas and coffees. The show will be presented by Jules Hudson (Escape to the Country) and […]