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Two Marston’s draymen have found fame in the national media after a photographer caught them digging their way out of heavy snow with their dray lorry. 18th February 2015

North East pubs always get their beer

Two Marston’s draymen have found fame in the national media after a photographer caught them digging their way out of heavy snow with their dray lorry.

Brian Lee and Anthony Miller were on the infamous route across Landon Beck in County Durham on the edge of the Pennines on Tuesday when they were caught in the heavy snow that came down on Monday. Used to this type of weather Brian took his shovel off the lorry and dug through the worse bits to ensure that they were able to make it to their next stop, the Grey Bull in Stanhope – just one of the sixteen pubs on their route that day.

Brian and Anthony both have 30 years each experience in production and dray work and 12 years with Marston’s so are dogged in their determination to make sure the beer is delivered in any weather.

The Regional manager for the depot in Eaglescliffe in Stockton-On-Tees, Eric Smith commented: “It was just another day for the lads, nothing ever fazes them and we always make our deliveries. I wouldn’t want to break down there though they were about 8-10 miles from the nearest village.”

He added: “The photographer who took the photo helped them out afterwards and we are all amazed to find them in the national press today.”

The photograph appeared in the Daily Star today as well as spreading across Twitter with @northnews.

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