RACING PIGEON RELEASE NEWHAVEN

Where exactly were they released

By Ernie Robinson

Photo:Pigeons being released

Pigeons being released

Still from Pathe Newsreel

Just come across this on Pathe pictorial site.

Possibly up to 30,000 Pigeons being released in Newhaven in the summer of 1928.

[Link to video]

This page was added by Ernie Robinson on 30/07/2019.
Comments about this page

I'd had thought the railway sidings at the North Quay would have been one location where you could 'park' a train of carriages and let the pigeons out. 

In which case, the hills seen behind would be Mount Pleasant and South Heighton.

The Oyster Ponds / Tidemills area would be another possibility, but I can't think of where you would have put all those carriages. Were there suitable sidings there back then?

By Andy Gilbert
On 31/07/2019

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