Oi Polloi


Published: Fri Nov 15 2013

Paul the Pigeon

Eddy the Eagle? Yeah, he was alright, but he’s wasn’t a patch on Paul the Pigeon, perhaps the most graceful ski jumper to hail from Manchester. Admittedly, there aren’t that many ski jumpers to hail from Manchester, but that’s besides the point — when this guy caught the breeze right you’d swear he was more bird than man. Okay, his record breaking jump was only four feet long, but you try ski jumping when there’s no snow around and the closest thing you can find to skis are two scaffolding boards tied to your feet with frayed starter cables.