Darwin's Pigeons

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Origin Day 2010

Darwin's pigeons return to Down House for the first time in over 100 years.

Live exhibits will be on display especially those breeds mentioned in the first chapter of 'Origin' such as the Pouter, Barb and Carrier along with other breeds that Darwin worked with.

 Come and see the fancy pigeons and talk to John Ross, Dr Jo Cooper and  Hein Van Grouw  from the National History Museum Tring, home of the Darwin pigeon specimens and Brian Coulson, the President  of The National Peristeronic Society of which Darwin was once a member.

Randal Keynes a descendant of Charles Darwin will be in attendance to talk about Darwin and the pigeon fancy.

24th, 27th, 28th November 2010 opening times 11a.m. to 4p.m.

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