Ron’s Dream - a legendary racing pigeon

Tragic circumstances did not prevent this hen from going down in the history books.

Take a look at this pigeon. It is Ron’s Dream, bred and raced by a former Dewhurst butcher.

Its achievements are legendary and you can find out why by reading next week’s Midweek Herald.

Editor Belinda Bennett charts the modern history of pigeon racing.

It’s a fascinating story, tinged with sadness but also lots of humour.

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If only Derek Wilding was alive to read it. His binoculars would be off the skies and on our pages. No need to pace about on a certain roof!

Pigeon fanciers will understand...

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Photo reproduced by kind permission of Joe Gamlen.

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