A slow news day in 1903

Yorkshire Evening Post
Friday 19 June 1903


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.