The Farr Family

This Is the Blog of the Farr family, Sam and Wendy Farr and their Daughters Nichola and Helen plus their husbands Andy Higby and David Mattock. They all live in the Bath Area. Sam works as a freelance photographer after taking voluntary redundancy from The Bath Chronicle after 20 years, Andy is a freelance Manager for various Charities and David a Computer programmer. David and Helen have our two Granddaughters, Tabitha and Lottie they can be seen at

Monday, April 17, 2006

Pigeon Catching

This young man was busy chasing the pigeons in the Kingston Parade today, something most young Bathonians have done.
When I was young the pigeon population was kept under control easily and cheaply.
A man came around in the early hours of the morning, with a powerful light mounted on an air rifle.
He would shoot the pigeons sleeping on the Pumproom and made a living selling the pigeons.
It was a quick cheap and humane way of controlling the large numbers of pigeons, then someone spotted him and complained and he was stopped.
They have tried trapping and feeding drugged pigeon food but nothing is as effective as the old way.
And now the problem is the noisy seagulls that plague the town.


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