Leicester 21st April Convoyers report

Fri 7,45 rang Martin and Stephen,vote was 3 to 0 to go informed Alan ,weather forecast showing sunny intervals with a chance of mist or fog patches first thing ,showers mid to late afternoon at liberation site

5pm went to yard ,picked up Deerness Valley,West Durham ,Crook and Cockfield feds,arriving at Leeming for 9,45 ,setting off at 11,05 with 3 wagons and 2 trailers

Arrived on site at 1:55 birds watered by 2.30 and wagons partially opened up

Up at 6,05 ,blue skies with patches of mist ,7,00 mist clearing ,blue sky ,good on route but odd areas of low lying mist ,

8,00 bird liberated in a light variable wind ,birds cleared ok but not brilliant,

Set offf home at 11,05

Basket numbers
Deerness Valley 35, West Durham 73,Crook 20,Cockfield 40
Consett 86,Tyne and Derwent 44,Annfield Plain 39,
Darlington 27,Newcastle 47

Total 411

Peter Mathews posted by Alan Brown