A slow news day in 1903

Yorkshire Evening Post
Friday 19 June 1903

A PIGEON VISITS CONFECTIONER’S

On Saturday last, 103 homing pigeons were sent from Potovens to Hitchin, and only 30 have returned. Yesterday Mr G Taylor, of Bragg Lane End, received a letter from Yarm saving that a pigeon with his ring on had flown into a confectioner’s shop at Yarm on Tuesday, alighted on the counter, and began eating biscuits. It would not be driven away, and was captured.