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London Fancies at the National Exhibition 2017

The National Exhibition is one of the few events in this country (or anywhere in the World) where you can see new London Fancies on display.  Officially, this section of the show is hosted by the London Fancy Canary Club, but in practice it is down to the hard work and dedication of two fanciers: […]... Read More
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The National Exhibition of Birds 2017

Those of you who remember the ‘old’ National, will quite likely dismiss the ‘new’ National as a pale shadow of the original event.  Gone is the NEC (1), a prestigious international venue with its excellent air, rail and road links, replaced by an agricultural show ground in rural Staffordshire.  Gone is the December rendezvous at […]... Read More
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Memories of the Knighton partnership

In 1990 Cage & Aviary Birds published a ‘four page pull-out’ featuring the Lizard canary.  It was organised by John Scott on behalf of the LCA.  It contained articles by John, Stan Bolton, a poem in Black Country dialect by Brian Gisby (brilliant), a summary of the Lizard canary show standard, and an article on […]... Read More
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Brave New World: the New London Fancy at the Stafford Show 2015

The 2015 edition of the National at Stafford was a breakthrough event for the New London Fancy.  It was a sight that has not been seen on the show bench for well over a century, and surely is a harbinger of greater things to come. There are times when if things need to happen then […]... Read More