Marble Arch Christmas Carol Concert

Mart and me wanted to do something different this Christmas. Rather than avoid any large gathering of pigeons like we normally do, we decided to join them.

Every year, round about the 21st of December, pigeons from all over the country get together at Marble Arch to celebrate Christmas with a festive sing-along. To be honest, it’s more just a noise rather than actual singing. The songs include traditional carols like The Holly and The Ivy, and also some of the more recent ones like Walking In The Air. Course we change it to Flying In The Air. Walking in the air? WTF? Why would we do that? Anyway, turns out we’ve been wrong all these years. Top day out, and a right laugh.

This was everyone still turning up:

Quite early on and already hard to get a seat at the front.

This lot made it all the way down from Leicester:

Despite the obvious size issue, a couple of them had half decent voices. Reckon they’re staying at The Arch for the whole of Christmas. Fair play.

Course there’s always the inevitable freak, like Thomas from Cardiff. He only seemed to know either Welsh mining songs or songs by The Pussycat Dolls:

Frankly, not much of a team player.

This is where we ended up. Quite a good spot as it goes:

That’s Doug in the middle looking a little larger these days, not that I’d ever say anything.

Took this just before Mart told the Seagull he’d come to the wrong party. Genius.

December 21, 2011. Uncategorized.


  1. davegb2 replied:

    Brilliant!! Great pics.

  2. Anastasia the Swan replied:

    Happy Holidays, Brian! Hope you and Mart have a right festive time!

  3. pigeonblog replied:

    davegb2: Cheers.
    Your pal
    Bri P

    Anastasia the Swan: We did. Hope you did too! Happy New Year.
    Your pal

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