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PostSubject: pigeons on tv   Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:31 am

don't forget lads n lasses 9pm tonight bbc4 an hour documentary on pigeons
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:21 am

Thanks for the Reminder daz, I've had it on record since last week, if I didn't do it straight away my senior mind would've forgotten Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:47 pm

oldstrain wrote:
don't forget lads n lasses 9pm tonight bbc4 an hour documentary on pigeons


thanks Darren, I did forget........ cheers
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Would have missed it thanks Darren
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:01 pm

Didn't really do a lot to promote the sport people who don't no any better will think its only old flat caps who keep and race pigeons
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:24 pm

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Didn't really do a lot to promote the sport people who don't no any better will think its only old flat caps who keep and race pigeons

I will agree Mark
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:06 am

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Didn't really do a lot to promote the sport people who don't no any better will think its only old flat caps who keep and race pigeons

I will agree Mark

Or even Mortar Boards, Don - lol

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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:01 am

it was okay a trip down memory lane but wish they had shown some more modern set ups and fanciers too worth a watch though
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:21 pm

Totally agree more doom and gloom a kit of it was old footage .no good at all
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:53 pm

Yes I agree with what's been said more modern fanciers and the loft set up would have been nice the show portrayed the fancy 50 years ago and not the modern way of racing today
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:16 pm

We have just finished watching last night's hour-long programme on pigeons -

Where does one start - how about this:- What a load of rubbish!

To think what the BBC could have done to promote pigeons and pigeon racing in the UK and Europe and this is what they have turned out.

They should be ashamed of themselves!

Mostly old black and white film shot before some of us were even born. It had little or no bearing on pigeon racing in 2016/17.

They could have shown some wonderful lofts of today and pointed out the BIG differences between the birds in our lofts and the 'flying rats' that live in and around the buildings of modern towns.

I am just glad I don't have to pay for a British TV licence.

I do appreciate that maybe it was an historical look back at pigeons and pigeon racing but even that wasn't done very well. Yes, there were some good bits about how pigeons helped during the 2 World Wars but I just think that, in this day and age of the RPRA promoting pigeon racing and One Loft races, they could have done a bit more to highlight that part of our sport. Not that I believe that One Loft races are the be all and end all of pigeon racing, because I don't. They said in the programme that you don't need to have pigeons or a pigeon loft to fly in the One Loft Races - can somebody explain that please!

I don't think there is anything else I can say, except I was bitterly disappointed. Once again, well done BBC. Not.

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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:26 pm

lol! lol! lol! not a happy bunny then phil Laughing I see where yer coming from though ...had to laugh at the shanty town lofts on the allotment Laughing brought a tear to the eye seeing the old fella in bed handling one of his last ,what a dear old boy ...pigeon man right to the end ,god bless
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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:37 pm

Would have to agree needed more modern times and showing how the sport has changed for the 1940's to today

But still nice taking a look down memory lane

But the RPRA never do anything to promote the sport just keep taking your money to keep there pockets lined

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PostSubject: Re: pigeons on tv   Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:47 pm

just watched it now, but fell asleep half way through it..........was nice what I did see of it so will watch the rest tomorrow maybe cheers cheers
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