Turkey Shoot

History Revealed Advent Calendar: day 16...

Turkey Shoot

Turkeys hang from a butcher’s shop in 1929, awaiting the Christmas rush.

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Before these birds were brought to Britain from the New World, most likely by one William Strickland in 1526, swans and peacocks would grace the banqueting tables of the well-to-do, while the rest made do with chicken or grouse.