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2025 BHW Show of the Year

Preparations for the 2025 show are now well under way and already the Committee have held two meetings in Askern to consider arrangements. The Gala Evening is booked at The Viva Nightclub, and the acts reserved, as well as meetings with the Winter Gardens being ongoing to ensure that all will be in place. Having […]

BHW Show of the Year 2024

Thank you to everyone that came to the BHW Show of the Year 2024 over the weekend, whether as a fancier, trader, official or staff. It was another great weekend, and a full report will follow over the next few days. (Image below courtesy of Craig Szlatoszlavek.)   The results (subject to ring verification etc) […]

Ladies charity stall aids Mountain Rescue Search Dogs

The ladies charity stall at the 2023 Blackpool show raised £610 for local charitable causes. As it was run by Meryl Blacklock (Cumbria) and Carol Gardener (Wales), it was agreed that the amount would be divided equally between those two regions. The image shows Meryl Blacklock (l) and Beverley Bowman, stewardess of the Union Jack […]

BHW Show of the Year 2023

The largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in the United Kingdom – the BHW Show of the Year 2023 – took place at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend 21st-22nd January.  Sadly, due to the avian influenza surveillance zones in force, there were no actual show classes, but it was still a great opportunity for […]

Minibus still going strong

In 1998 Sylvia Smith of the Serve (Supporting Independence) organisation in Northamptonshire approached the BHW Show of the Year committee for assistance in purchasing a minibus, which was in service for 12 years. In April 2014 the Show of the Year helped to fund a replacement bus, and this second minibus is still going strong, […]

BHW Show of the Year 2022

After a year off due to the Covid pandemic, the BHW Show of the Year returned to Blackpool over the weekend to celebrate its 50th Anniversary. Thank you to everyone that made it the success that it was, under trying circumstances, and to the many visitors that came along. The results were as follows (subject […]

Online BHW Show of the Year 2021

In the absence of the real thing, we held an online BHW Show of the Year 2021 over the weekend. There were virtual trade stands, an online charity auction, and fanciers entered 474 birds in 10 classes. The birds were judged online and the results are here. Our congratulations to all of the winners – […]

BHW Show of the Year 2020

The BHW Show of the Year 2020 was a great success again at Blackpool. Our thanks to everyone who made this possible, and of course to the many thousands that came along. The results (subject to ring verification etc) were as follows – our congratulations to all of the winners: • Trophy Winners  • Class […]

BHW Show of the Year 2019

Thank you to everyone who made the BHW Show of the Year 2019 the success that it was – and of course to the many thousands that came along. The results were as follows (subject to ring verification etc) – our congratulations to all of the winners: • Trophy Winners • Class Winners • Full […]

BHW Show of the Year 2018

The BHW Show of the Year 2018 took place in Blackpool over the weekend 20th-21st January. 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, […]