June 1958


A "strange pigeon" was seen by 10-year-old James Buggs on a barn roof at Church Farm. Five Oak Green, on Tuesday. 

He called' his 13-year-old sister Grace who identified  it as a parrot. The parrot flew off but later returned and was captured on the gable roof of the farmhouse.

It was later collected by its owner, Dr Jones. of Crowborough. Having escaped on Friday night, it had flown 13 miles and spent many hours exposed to the stormy weather.