The wings of commerce need a home

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Pigeon Technology

The imaginary trading Guild who inhabit this ever-growing structure use pigeons for info transfer.  Seemed a reasonable hypothesis for the period.

We already have one pigeon in residence on an inner window ledge but as they require a more formal nesting/tidying away place, some sort of coop/cage was needed.  I’d spent some time looking at ready mades and wondering how I could butcher them to fit the silly space chosen for the arrangement.

Today I built one.  Well, one side of one and an opening door with working catch.  As it fits across part of the side of the tower and 2 of its windows, it was possible to construct with the one complete face only and use fill ins on the top, which include a random, extra stone.

theinfill - Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean Guild building(s) - pigeons

Pigeon home with bedding, droppings and outsize catch on door

theinfill - Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean Guild building(s) - pigeons

Showing where the coop sits on the stair and an escapee on right who probably provided the droppings

theinfill - Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean Guild building(s) - pigeons

Where the pigeons live in relation to the upper room where the spiral stairs lead

theinfill - Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean Guild building(s) - pigeons

And ever one who likes to fiddle with photos, I thought I’d share this which turns the coop into more of a dark, dank Victorian prison scene – ah, so it goes

More pigeons on the way ‘een as we speak.

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