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Wednesday 18 August 2010

The King of Rome, A true inspiring story about a famous racing Pigeon from Derby

I created this video back in 2008 but now I have a blog it seems like a good place to show it off, I was asked to create this video to help promote one of the more unusual exhibits that was in Derby Museum.

The owner of the "King of Rome" was from a Derby family of Pigeon fanciers, Charlie Hudson was born in the 1870s, in 1913 his short-distance racing pigeon won a race from Italy to Derby which made it a much sort after bird. Charlie lived at 56 Brook Street in the West end of Derby, next time you drive down that road spare a thought for him.

My video is about this bird.

The video - The King of Rome, famous racing Pigeon from Derby

I also have a High Resolution version of this video on my Vimeo channel here :


A book has been produced about this famous bird "King of Rome by Dave Sudbury Illustrated by Hans Saefkow"

If you enjoyed the song that was inspired by the story then a CD of his work can be bought from the singers website :


If you would like to learn more about this Pigeon and its owner then see my feature on it :

Hope you enjoyed my video


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