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Winged Heroes

The story of Pigeons used in war.
By Stuart Wardrop

Village Hall Wednesday May 21st 2014 at 7.30pm
Everyone welcome
Members 2.50, non-members 3.50

Thousands of pigeons served the Allies and the Germans as messengers during the wars. 
There are some amazing stories of bravery and endurance.
Their sacrifice saved the lives of many soldiers and civilians; completing
missions which would have been impossible for a soldier messenger to undertake. The enemy would try and bring down any bird with a hail of bullets knowing the devastation that a successful message getting through could have.  
Learn how hawks were trained and brought to the front to combat feather
with feather.

This talk will make you appreciate and admire the skill of breeders, handlers and birds in a segment of our history you may not have even realised existed.

You are most welcome to attend this meeting.  All enquiries to Rob Blakeway 01562 777679.

All lectures are held in Chaddesley Corbett Village Hall - starting at 7.30pm
except March 20 and September 18 which will begin at 7.0
0pm

All are welcome to the meetings - Members only on visits and walks

Admission - Members 2.50: non-members 3.50

Enquiries to Rob Blakeway - 01562 777679

or e-mail:-  robin@hblakeway.freeserve.co.uk  


LECTURE PROGRAMME

2014

February 19th

Two Local VCs from Brierley Hill    
1879 Zulu War 24th Regiment

 

Max Keen
March 19th

AGM 
followed by - 
Sarajevo 288th June 1914
Why the World went to war

 

 

Sylvia Clift

April 16th 

 

The Nailers Cottages 1840-2013
Last project at Avoncroft Museum

Mark Clifford

 

May 21st

Winged  Heroes
Story of Pigeons used in the war

 

Stewart Windrop
Summer break

 Walks and Visits 
to be organised for members.

 

To be advised.
September 17th 

 

Medieval Chaddesley

Professor Christopher Dyer

 

October 15th

Stories from the 
Worcestershire Archives

Paul Hudson

 

November 26th

 

History of Croome Court

National Trust

 

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