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Pigeon Clubs.—There are many societies in London for promoting the pigeon fancy. The first of these is the Peristeronic, meeting fortnightly during the winter months at Freemason’s Tavern, and having an annual exhibition at the Crystal Palace in January. There is also the City Columbarian, meeting in London-wall, and several in the suburbs.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879