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Blackpool and More with Tom Corrie

The Blackpool show leaves me with great memories. It is easily the best pigeon show. It appears more continental fanciers are attending to enjoy the Blackpool experience. The BHW provide the fancy with a brilliant weekend.     


A few Lanarkshire lads enjoying their weekend (including Gareth King of Ronda Valley, Wales(second from right)

Liz & John Mann of Burnbank club enjoying a night out in Blackpool with good friend Robert Glass(R) of Larne , NIreland

Irish lads from Portavogie enjoying their time in the Hotel lounge in Blackpool. 


As scribes were asked to answer key questions about the Blackpool show.


1.What is your favourite experience of the weekend? For me the show is always a great experience with everything you would ever wish for.


Meeting old and new friends.


2. Are the auctions going on out with the show having a negative impact on the show? Not for me as don't attend them but anything that takes fanciers away has a negative effect.


3. The show is quickly turning into a one-day event as the Sunday experience has slowly being shortened? It was not as busy than I have seen it but the pigeon fanciers’ numbers aren't what they were ten years ago.



Other shows before the main event possible having impact on attendance.



 The Lanarkshire members have voted on their race programme for 2020. Your members booklet will follow with all the race details.


Old Bird Programme

12 race programme racing from 65 miles to 446 miles


Starting 18th April -,Kelso 1 ,Kelso 2,Hexham,Sedgefield,Ripon,Wakefield,Worksop,Melton Mowbray, Kettering, Billericay, Kelso, Ypres (with SNFC)



Young Bird Programme

7 race programme racing from 65 miles to 155 miles,


Starting 25th July - Kelso 1, Kelso 2 ,Hexham, Hexham, Sedgefield, Ripon, Kelso



Tom Corrie jnr

Lanarkshire Press Officer