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Tuesday 17 April 2012

Video - The King of Rome by The Unthanks, The famous Derby Pigeon now even more famous!

In summer 2008 I was asked by Dave Sudbury and Derby Museums if I could create a video to help promote one of the more unusual exhibits that was in Derby Museum "The King of Rome", which you can now see on display in the natural history section of Derby Museum.

Now here I would like to share with you an amazing version of Dave's original song performed by The Unthanks with the The Brighouse and Rastrick Band, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. This is a very moving warm version of the song which will I'm sure you will enjoy.

This version will be released on Monday 30th July .
You can even see them perform this song live on tour now.

In case you did now know. 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.

The Video:
The Unthanks perform live, along with the The Brighouse and Rastrick Band, at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Here is their version of Dave Sudburys song

Best viewed full screen by clicking the icon in the bottom right of the video.

Hope you enjoy it.

Here is a flight map that the King of Rome would have flown. Its over 1000 miles !
Click the markers for details on race times.

View Flight map for the King of Rome Pigeon. in a larger map

If you would like to learn more about this famous pigeon from Derby then try these websites where you can buy a CD of Dave Sudburys original version of this song :

Recent interview with Dave Sudbury :


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