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Folkstone --Nehu Open basketed tonight

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 19:35 PM

well been down fed HQ and put the birds on . total 27 baskets from our fed.will be interesting to see how many birds are sent in the open-20,000 plus expected.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 21:04 PM

Are the birds being lib at folkestone race course. And will they be up as early as possible. I live just 7 miles from there and would like to see it .All the best to all that have sent lee and kevin

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 21:31 PM

View Postovy1255, on 10 May 2012 - 20:35 PM, said:

well been down fed HQ and put the birds on . total 27 baskets from our fed.will be interesting to see how many birds are sent in the open-20,000 plus expected.


33,777 birds in 2011
28,134 in 2010
36,810 in 2009


View PostLBuddle, on 10 May 2012 - 22:04 PM, said:

Are the birds being lib at folkestone race course. And will they be up as early as possible. I live just 7 miles from there and would like to see it .All the best to all that have sent lee and kevin


The 'normal' liberation time is 8.00am - but there has not been any 'normal' racing so far this season
They shouldn't be up before 7.00am though

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 13:33 PM

Have been in touch with the Lib Line 09063021318 for anyone interested. A further update I am told will be given at 07:30hrs Sat morning

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 13:41 PM

WHAT A SITE TO SEE./// :emoticon-0167-beer: :emoticon-0167-beer: :animatedpigeons: :animatedpigeons: :animatedpigeons: :emoticon-0167-beer:

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 19:32 PM

it would be interesting to read how the weather wind and vis was and how quickly they cleared
from someone at the race point :) pics a big bonus :)
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 06:56 AM

View PostREDCHEQHEN, on 10 May 2012 - 22:31 PM, said:

33,777 birds in 2011
28,134 in 2010
36,810 in 2009


And there was 45,989 birds in 2008 (the largest UK Liberation ever)

Just found that on the internet !!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:46 AM

ALL THE BEST FOLKS./// :emoticon-0167-beer: :emoticon-0167-beer: :emoticon-0167-beer: :animatedpigeons:

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:52 AM

View PostLBuddle, on 10 May 2012 - 22:04 PM, said:

Are the birds being lib at folkestone race course. And will they be up as early as possible. I live just 7 miles from there and would like to see it .All the best to all that have sent lee and kevin


we didn't manage to get there, It would of been great to se that amount of birds!! & they say the sport is dying??
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 19:41 PM

The 'normal' liberation time is 8.00am - but there has not been any 'normal' racing so far this season
They shouldn't be up before 7.00am though

GUTTED!!!!!!! and feel bad about it.
Had a chat with a lady on the phone on Friday who told me there would be an update Sat morning at 07:30hrs to which I said that if I was there for 07:30, I should see them go. Arrived with 6 friends at 07:20 to see 11 Transporters left and empty. The birds were let go at 07:00. I was then told by the convoyer that the message for the update was for the racing fanciers to call at 07:30 to find out the Lib time. I can only apologies to people who wanted to see photos of this terrific Liberation and I feel I've let them down but I can promise you next year, I shall be sleeping in a tent the night before on site..

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 21:11 PM

:animatedpigeons:

View PostT_T, on 12 May 2012 - 20:41 PM, said:

The 'normal' liberation time is 8.00am - but there has not been any 'normal' racing so far this season
They shouldn't be up before 7.00am though

GUTTED!!!!!!! and feel bad about it.
Had a chat with a lady on the phone on Friday who told me there would be an update Sat morning at 07:30hrs to which I said that if I was there for 07:30, I should see them go. Arrived with 6 friends at 07:20 to see 11 Transporters left and empty. The birds were let go at 07:00. I was then told by the convoyer that the message for the update was for the racing fanciers to call at 07:30 to find out the Lib time. I can only apologies to people who wanted to see photos of this terrific Liberation and I feel I've let them down but I can promise you next year, I shall be sleeping in a tent the night before on site..


Such a shame that you missed them T_T
It was a much harder race than expected - most people expected the birds to be doing around 1400ypm today - but the combine winner is doing just under 1290 - the NEHU Open winner (Stobbs & Mosey) doing 1294ypm

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