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Egremont Fancy Pigeon Society

"We lead, the rest follow."




Schedule now online for the 2023 NPA Championship Show

Prestigious Award For Hetherington & Rudd

9th February 2014 at the National Pigeon Association AGM, held in Rugby saw our club secretary collect the Master Breed Award for Exhibition Homers on behalf of Hetherington and Rudd.

Raymond, our club president and Mark are uncle and nephew who make up Hetherington and Rudd are experienced and knowledgeable fanciers having kept Homer breeds for over 25 years. Mark is actively involved in the showing and promoting of our British Homer Breeds and is Chairman of The United Homer Club and new elected Vice President of the National Pigeon Association.

Hetherington and Rudd now hold two Master Breeder Awards the first being presented to them for their work with the Show Homer in 1998.


The National Pigeon Association, as rewards for success, achievement or outstanding contributions to the well being of the fancy have this prestigious award, which can only be initiated by either the various Breed Clubs or by the Management Committee of the Association. The final decision on recipients of the awards are made by the Committee of the NPA. The Master Breeder Certificate is awarded and presented annually, to a maximum of two recipients, usually at the AGM. 

Other than the already mentioned criteria required for nominations, for the Master Breed Award there are three other conditions. The nominee must have been an NPA member of good standing for at least ten years, they must be nominated by a Breed Club and that no member of the Management Committee can be nominated to receive either awards whilst they are still in office.

The nominations, together with a full documented history, proposed and seconded by officials of the Club involved has to be presented to the Management Committee, the nominations are then fully discussed in committee meetings prior to the awards being confirmed.

                                           Well Done to Uncle Raymond and Mark, from all at the E.F.P.C!!!

Fantastic New Venue found for 2014

 Following the closure of Whitehaven Civic Hall at the end of 2013, the club was left without a venue to host its 2014 Championship Show. After much discussion between the committee and its members it was decided that the new venue would be the Borderway Exhibition Centre, perfect for taking the club forward.

The Borderway Exhibition Centre is located on the outskirts of the city of Carlisle, Cumbria and close to the Scottish Border which is easily accessible by road and rail.


Borderway Centre,

Montgomery Way,


Carlisle  CA1 2RS     


Directions, the Hall is adjacent to Junction 43 of M6 and A69 north east route, directions on our schedule page.

The new hall offers a large (900m2) well lit arena, viewing gallery with an excellent view over the show pens, easy access and full disabled access including a lift. In built PA system, on site Borderway Café, serving food throughout the day and has ample parking adjacent to the hall, no carry those heavy baskets far.


“Here’s to a Great Show on Saturday 25th October 2014”


Champion of Champions 2013/14


Billy Telford's Voorburg                                                   John Gregg's African Owl

Champion of Champions                                                  Reserve Champion of Champions

News from around the Shows

Champion of Champions 2013/4

The winning continued on the Sunday of Blackpool Fancy Pigeon Show with another double. This time it was the turn of Billy to take Champion of Champions with a ‘Chloe’ the Cream Voorburg Hen and Reserve Champion of Champions went to John with the Blackpool show winner the Black African Owl, what a wonderful end to the show season!!

Blackpool Fancy Pigeon Show

The weekend started well with 3 Cumbrian pigeons on the ‘top row’, we had Billy with a Red Voorburg and a Black Mookee and John with a Black African Owl. Sunday saw the African Owl take the top spot and progress onto Champion of Champions.

Mookee Club Show

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Homer Club Show

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BPSS - National, Pickering

Billy had a great weekend with the Voorburgs winning Best and Reserve Blower with a young Blue Hen.



Newcastle Columbarian Society

Today saw a Reserve Best in Show for member David Richardson from County Durham with a stunning Polish Lynx.

Best Short Face went to John Gregg with a Black Blondinette Cock.

Lancashire Show Pigeon Society

Two weeks in a row that the ‘Lakeland Pride’ John’s Black Pied African takes Best In Show and winning Best Head and Wattle went to Mark’s Dun Chequer Show Homer.

Feathered World Show

Fantastic weekend, with a one, two for Egremont. Best in Show went to John Gregg with a super Black Pied African Owl and Reserve to Mark with a Dun Chequer Show Homer.

Airdrie & Coatbridge

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Peterborough Show

1st of the Championship Shows of the season and what a great way to start with Billy winning Best In Show with a Cream Voorburg. Mark taking Best Short Face with the English Owl aka ‘Tommy’