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Wick And District Pigeon Club

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FLYING HIGH FOR 100 YEARS.   DR Simpson, Grover Clyne, John Hood—all names familiar to Wickers past and present as stalwarts on the business scene, but how many would know they were among the founding fathers of the Caithness Homing Club, set up 100 years ago to provide a focus for local racing-pigeon enthusiasts? In the days before TV and widespread car ownership, communities like Wick had thriving sports/arts/hobby scenes—hard to believe now, but the 1904 Fur & Feather Show had 600 exhibitors for a 3-day event! With the first World War having seen homing pigeons used in large numbers as battlefield messengers, it was a natural progression for the Wick fanciers to provide pigeons to the National Pigeon Service during World War 2.  

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