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 […]
The British Homing World Show of the Year 2016 – the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in Great Britain – took place over the weekend 16th/17th January at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. Around 15,000 visitors saw more than 2000 racing pigeons and 1000 fancy pigeons on display, and more than 100 trade stands exhibiting everything […]
Andy Lowe appeared on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch TV programme on Sunday 10th January, showing a selection of fancy pigeons and giving the 2016 Show of the Year a plug. The episode is now available to watch on demand on the Channel 4 website (click the image right and forward to 1:23:37). **NOW EXPIRED**
The British Homing World Show of the Year 2015 – the largest gathering of pigeon fanciers in Great Britain – took place over the weekend 17th/18th January at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool. 15,000 visitors came to see the more than 2000 racing pigeons and 1000 fancy pigeons on display, and more than 100 trade stands […]
A new ITV series starring Robson Green, part of which was filmed at the BHW Show of the Year in January, will be aired during August. The series will be looking at the hobbies of shipbuilders, millworkers and miners in the North East and North West. As Robson’s father and grandfather had kept pigeons, he proved quite […]
Photographer Paul Cochrane has posted a selection of the excellent images that he shot at the BHW Show of the Year online at his website. To view the images follow this link, and click through to Pigeon Weekending in the Projects menu.
Brian Cheetham of Irlam, Manchester, sent us this photo of members of Cadishead DFC, Eccles & Winton HS and Flixton & Urmston FC setting out on a coach trip to the first Show of the Year at Worcester Racecourse in January 1972. Brian is now nearly 80 years old but still maintains an interest in pigeons. […]
The BHW Show of the Year 2013 took place at The Winter Gardens, Blackpool, over the weekend Saturday/Sunday 19th/20th January. Despite the snow lying across the country, a large crowd still braved the journey to Lancashire and made the most of the various events. Our congratulations to all of the prize winners, particularly Mr & Mrs G Thresher […]
Watch our video celebrating the 40th Anniversary BHW Show of the Year at Blackpool in January 2012.
The Show of the Year Committee has helped young Joshua Freeman to receive much needed medical treatment in the USA. Just another example of the Show of the Year Committee helping worthy causes. Josh is getting closer to realising his dream of walking, thanks to the generous efforts of fundraisers who have rallied round to bring […]