November 28, 2006

Creweites and their pigeon catching ways

Follow-up to Pigeons… sort of from not a scientist

On one of my many train adventures, I got talking to this auld fella and it came up that I was from Crewe. He got to talking about the only person he’d ever previously met from Crewe was in a factory sat with a box propped up on a stick, above some bread, and some string tied to the stick… cartoon stylee, illustrated below. When he asked what he was doing he said he was trying to catch a pigeon that had flown into the building.
pigeon trap

Now I thought this was something that only ever happened in said cartoons or comedy films… but then I was told by boyf that he had seen some kids on his way to my house trying to catch some pigeons using the same method… so maybe it happens in cartoons and Crewe…


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  1. Oh I catch pidgeons like that all the time…how you doing??

    28 Nov 2006, 11:59

  2. There’s so many of the buggers in Crewe (mostly in the station shitting on commuters) that most people in Crewe have nothing better to do than try and catch them and feed them to people from Shavington. Ah, living in Cheshire…

    28 Nov 2006, 17:06

  3. Hey Eilish, I’m good thanks. I’d facebook you, but its seriously fecked up at this end and it won’t let me post/send messages and everytime I try to get on the site I have reset my password… I’ve tried stuff with cookies and the like… I’m confused. Hope you and the phd are good.

    Ah, Crewe… I’ve not been back for aaaaaaages. Now open wide and have some pigeon…

    01 Dec 2006, 20:14

  4. Guy

    Haha that picture is brilliant. I love it.

    Does your username and password still work to get you onto your blog?!!

    Mine’s died, seemingly. I’ll have to send off some emails.

    09 Dec 2006, 12:50


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