|Meeting point at Bridge Inn|
|Mountain of kit to be dished out|
|First piece out. Nothing exciting|
|John Baylis to Sean..........All present and correct sir.|
|First shopping trolley|
|Waiting for the buttie to arrive.|
|Good job the car wasn't attached|
|And another shopping trolley|
|Scott (in charge) and watching the proceedings.|
|Sean making us a decent cup of tea. Mind you the amount of tea breaks C&RT have they should have perfected the brew.|
Motor bikes are often pulled out on these cleanup days but this one was slightly different. For one it looked in pretty good condition and two there was still 6 months road tax left on the licence. It all looked a bit suspicious so when John Baylis turned up on the other buttie he gave the local constabulary a ring to inform them of our findings.
In the meantime one of the men had carried on with the search for more underwater debris and found themselves in a bit of a pickle when the hook got stuck into something. After throwing in a few more hooks and with a lot of heaving and pulling, they brought this up and this within about 10feet from where the bike had been found.
|Scot looking very pleased with the find|
|Not only that but John had found this trophy in the reed bed. We were wondering if we should award it to the one who found the most bizarre object.|
The police turned up not long after this find. After getting onto the radio with details of the bike, found it to be the one stolen from in the vicinity a week ago. With the copper wanting to deal with it, he phoned a tow truck to come and take it away. With groans from the men having made all that effort heaving it onto the buttie the men now had to bring it back down again.
|Nearly at the finish by Gallows Inn and it had to rain. No shelter for any of us so very thankful that it only lasted 5 minutes.|
|And the work boat returning with it's spoils.|
|Some of the items found.|
|The cleanup mob. I'm the one wearing the silly hat standing behind the trophy.|
And the trophy goes to..........
|Michael and Nixie for recovering this bra!|