At the British Homing World Show: Not Your Average Pigeon

January 21, 2015 12:09 PM

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Once a major tourist destination for Britons heading to the beach, the seaside town of Blackpool now draws a different kind of visitor.

Every January, thousands of pigeon enthusiasts — known as fanciers — flock to Blackpool's Winter Gardens, a 137-year-old, once-grand entertainment complex, to attend the British Homing World Show of the Year. The gathering showcases thousands of pigeons, ranging from birds prized for their endurance...

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