Get over or die
Belgium - 2013
The pigeon racing is a matter of the northern residents. This tradition has in Belgium, in the Borinage, a particular history.
The art of raising racing pigeons and making them compete were widely encouraged by the coal mines companies in the early 20th century. This hobby was a way to guarantee the social peace and to facilitate the assimilation of a large number of people from Poland and Eastern Europe. Nowadays, this passion continues and some descendants of miners have taken over. The meetings often take place in the "Maison du Peuple", the spirit of the solidarity is still actual. The currency has remained : "Get over or die".
The economics issues and the arrival of the Chinese in the sector have slightly modified the issue. A feeling of disenchantment is felt...
Frédéric Bourlard and Mozart
Jean Pierre Druart and El Diablo
Marcel Dubreucq and Le Blanc As
Adrien Mirabelle and Loic
Jean Gaie and Séba - Gaston Gaie and Le 774
Léonardo Devita and Anne Sophie
Liliane Abrassart and Blanchette
Antonio Russo and Miss Beauty
Jean Claude Debieve (fils) and Le jeune Bourges
Odette Andry and 9093821
Hugo Gorniak and Le blanc
Kevin Druart and Fils du Gilbert
Jean Marie Bourlard (Fils) and Tapinet
Jean Claude Vandam and Vieux Rouge
Ayron Bourlard and Arthur