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Rhyl World War 1 At Home Event

Members of Rhyl RPC helped make the BBC’s World War 1 At Home Tour a huge success when the event came to the town at the end of August.

More than 34,000 visitors flocked to the site over the weekend, when six liberations of racing pigeons took place for the public to watch. Brian Jones provided the birds, assisted by Steve Beardmore, Malcolm Jones, Tommy Jones and Walter Tait. They all spoke to the visitors about the sport, and showed the pigeons to a fascinated audience.

The birds, liberations and display material in the ‘Pigeon Loft’ went a long way to changing people’s attitude to our pigeons as they realised not only the role the birds had played in two world wars, but also the great difference between them and those they see on the street.

Click on a thumbnail below to view a gallery of images from the weekend.


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