National at Olympia 1954-FI Olympia advert 1952-FSS Olympia today-FSS First LCA AGM-Olympia 1952-FSS Queues at 1957 National-FSS LCA @ National 1956-FSS Best silver 1958 National 2-FSS Snelling & Southwick at 1954 National-FSS Cage Birds stand 1954 National-FSS

Lizards at the National Exhibition during the 1950s

No other show has played such an important part in the affairs of the Lizard Canary Association as the National Exhibition (1).  Sponsored by Cage Birds magazine (as it was then known), it was the ‘National’ that gave the nascent LCA the opportunity to demonstrate to the world its determination to save the oldest breed […]... Read More
BCSH ADurrell 1986?-FI NCSH DNewton 2017a-FSS Best Non Cap 1991 National BCGH Best Lizard 1997 National-FSS CCSC Best Lizard 1994 National (JScott)-FSS NCGC 5th Best Lizard 2016 LCA Classic (DNewton)-FSS BCSH Best Lizard 1989 National-FSS BCSC Best O-year 1993 Nat Exhib-FSS NCSH DNewton 2017b-FSS CCGH Best Lizard Classic 2014 NHastead-FSS CCSC NHastead 2014 LCA Classic NH-FSS

Lizard canary basics, part 15: the rise of rowings since 1987

The first part of this short series looked at the rise of rowings (1) in the Lizard canary from a historical perspective.  In the second part, I am going to take up the story from 1987 and look at the progress that rowings have made over the last 30 years. ... Read More
CCSH-Blakston-FSS Postcard of Lizard 1912-FSS Best Lizard 1875 Wallce-FI

Lizard canary basics, part 14: the rise and rise of rowings

Rowing, also known as breastwork, borst tekening, and dessin de la poitrine et flancs (1) has been the rising star in the Lizard’s firmament for as long as I can remember.  Anyone who has studied the Lizard’s ancient history will know that the popularity of rowings has been growing steadily for much longer than that.... Read More

Bird’s eye view: William Cummings, the forgotten author

Readers may remember a book review I wrote of Lancashires: the forgotten variety by W. Cummings.  An e-mail from a reader in the USA alerted me to the fact that Wil’s website is now defunct; could I help her obtain the book?  I e-mailled Wil and was relieved to hear that the disappearance of his […]... Read More