Thoresby Hall /Newark 13th April 2019 Convoyers Report

Fri 7.15 rang Martin and Stephen vote was 3 to 0 to go

Fri 4.45 arrived at yard picked up Deerness Valley, Crook ,Cockfield and West Durham feds arrived at a Leeming Bar for 9.45 ,

3 Wagons and 2 trailers , first wagon left Leeming at 10.00 other 2 at 10.45 , first wagon arrived at Thoresby Hall to find gates were locked rang me and I arranged to go to Newark

Sat 6.15 full clear skies and frost

7.00 the site is a mart and the site started to fill up with pickups, tractors and trailers I managed to get 1 wagon with Consett birds to top car park where it was possible to get a liberation but it was becoming very difficult to get enough space to liberate 2 wagons with trailers so managed to contact agent at Thoresby Hall and arranged for 2 wagons and trailers to go there , agent explained he had opened the gates at 12,30 am by which time we had been there , have made different arrangements for future races from there.
Dan stayed at Newark and liberated Consett birds at 8.35 in a light east north east wind


Good skies at Thoresby Hall and warming up , liberated birds at 10.05 in a light east wind birds not clearing the best breaking up into a few large batches

Basket numbers

Newcastle 45, Tyne Derwent 44 Annfield Plain 56,
Crook 19,Cockfield 37, West Durham 72, Darlington 37
Deerness Valley 27 Consett 81
Total 418


Peter Mathews,posted by Alan Brown