Saturday, January 26, 2008
New Cross Pigeon Painter
Edward Henry Windred (1875-1953) was a popular painter of racing pigeons between the wars. In the 1920s and 1930s, owners of prize winning pigeons would often commission a painting of them. Windred was one of the most prolific painters, and also ran a barbers shop in New Cross where he lived at 352 New Cross Road. People would bring their pigeons to the shop where he would paint them. Mark Hewitt has researched Windred's life and the various places his family lived at in South East London. He has also put together a gallery of some of his portraits.