Dennis Flood remembers the carrier pigeons that would be transported by train to Cardiff

Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 20th January 2011 by Jenny Porter

Dennis Flood Talks about the history of Edge Hill Station and in particular his own memories of the carrier pigeons being loaded onto the trains and taken to Cardiff. On one occasion the pigeons escaped and the staff were to be seen chasing them along the platform trying to catch them.

Interviewee: Dennis Flood

Interviewee Age: 59

Interviewee Address:

South Wales

Date of Interview: 15th August 2009

Tagged under: edge hill station, railway employees, jim mcmannus, charlie foukes, durning arms, carrier pigeons

Categorised under: The Station & Railway Pioneers

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By Dennis Flood on 3rd November 2012

Only one error here…the pigeons would be transported to Craven Arms (about 20 miles south of Shrewsbury not Cardiff..!

They would be put onto the overnight train for Cardiff from Lime Street in those days (1960`s).

Marvellous..!

 

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