The Star Inn: all about people - and pigeons

Your souvenir guide to the modern history of pigeon racing in Honiton. Plus, the people, past and present, who have made the New Street pub a treasured part of the town.

For 43 years, The Star Inn has been the home of pigeon racing in Honiton.

Sue White, outgoing owner of the freehold pub, is currently chairman of the south road club, which is shortly moving to a new base in Awliscombe.

Tomorrw (Wednesday) the Midweek Herald takes a special look back at Sue’s reign at the pub.

We share some of the history of the building and remember the people - and pigeons - who have made The Star a treasured part of Honiton for so long.

The late Arthur Real and Derek Wilding are remembered.

Glasses were raised in memory of them, and many others with former associations with the pub, on Sue’s last night.

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Before time was called, a roll call of now departed patrons was read out.

Your special souvenir is in tomorrow’s Herald. It includes old photographs of the pub and a special tribute to possibly the town’s greatest ever racing pigeon, Ron’s Dream.