South Yorkshire Times September 27, 1958
Boy Finds Denaby Homing Pigeon Dead In Holland
Mr, A. Mason, of 58, Ravenfield Street, Denaby, lost a pigeon in the race from Pointeres, France (450 miles)on July 20th.
Early this month he received a letter from a 15-years-old Dutch boy, who wrote,
“To-day I found dead a pigeon from you on the Handsboose Seadike with the metal ring 745 ringed in 1955 KEN. N.U.R.P.
The ring I have hold.
With kind regards
from Rob Monsees, Nic Beeskade, 47, Alkmaar, Roesemoer. Holland.
Mr. Mason wrote to Rob and thanked him for his letter and sent him a gift and this last week he has received a further letter from Rob with the ring enclosed, and a picture of the exact spot on the Handsboose Seadike where he found the bird.
Rob is very pleased with the gift and says he is saving for a “Spyglass” as he is very fond of bird watching.
He apologises for his English, but it is very good for a boy of 15 and he has sent quite an interesting and neighbourly letter in which he starts “Dear Mr. Mason” and closes in friendly style with just “Rob.”