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PostSubject: long distance pigeon   Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:58 pm

here is one for you ,5400 miles -ichabo isle , w,africa to nine elms , London , (dropped dead one mile from loft) 55 days , liberated 1st june 1845 , owned by duke of wellington , 5,400 miles is approximate airline distance , but as a bird could not fly across the sahara desert the probable distance is about 7,000 miles some pigeon cheers
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:10 pm

Takes some believing .fantastic
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:11 pm

Read that somewhere might have been in one of the books up stairs
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:12 pm

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Read that somewhere might have been in one of the books up stairs

think I read it in one of the squills yearly paperbacks a while back some feat though
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:14 pm

Margret Murphy wife of Joe murphy had a bird fly over 1000 miles some years ago in one of the nationals NFC I think


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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:28 pm

I have to agree with Edgie about the Duke of Wellington pigeon as I did it for my history project

My teacher was amazed and gave me top mark it was the only time I enjoyed history

Hated it any other time lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:25 am

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I have to agree with Edgie about the Duke of Wellington pigeon as I did it for my history project

My teacher was amazed and gave me top mark it was the only time I enjoyed history

Hated it any other time lol! lol!  
teachers pet eh son lol!
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:39 am

who says the modern strains are better ? makes you wonder ? I would not mind a bird like that in my stock loft cheers
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:47 am

Incredible flying that, as you say , what a bird to have in the loft
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:30 pm

1000 milers were flown here years ago. From Texas.
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PostSubject: Re: long distance pigeon   Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:55 pm

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Don Webb wrote:
I have to agree with Edgie about the Duke of Wellington pigeon as I did it for my history project

My teacher was amazed and gave me top mark it was the only time I enjoyed history

Hated it any other time lol! lol!  
teachers pet eh son lol!

No Dad never a teachers pet, read about it in the pigeon weekly's and thought easy option bingo:cheers: cheers cheers
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