We average about 1600 readers each day. The Youtube site produces masses of statistics, one thing is for certain the top 10 film clips are all or relate to lorries rather than buses and tram or trolleybuses feature nowhere in the list. So whatever your interests we hope we have brought you some interest, amusement or entertainment over the past year. We have only two bus destinations left on our to do list for this year, that is Tyneside and Kent but next weeks weather isnt looking that brilliant, too much sunshine but the week after could well produce the long for light cloud days. We were down at St Oswalds this morning, instead of the enormous Christmas tree which I found so hard to source last year they opted for two six footers via the Knutsford scouts and put them either side of the alter, they look richly decorated and smart and a lot easier to handle and less mess, it also stops the old church banners I put up when church warden from being obscured.
So much has happened this year, a difficult one for both of us but we are working hard to secure the PMP archive for posterity and access for future generations which is something most other archives have neglected to do, hopefully we have come up with solutions which could be copied although I didn't even get an acknowledgement from Buses mag when I wrote last month. Some of the magazines I receive are either like trade journals such as T&UT which I find dire as an enthusiast, an English language version of Germany based Blickpunkt Strassenbahn would be ideal, an idea mooted many years ago.
I spent some time scouring sources for a few brief clips of old transport in Southend which I could add to our archive coverage which will start the next Bus Spot Ultra release, what better days to produce it than in winter. Well I'll have a scout in the photo files for Southend and give you a taste of things to come, I might well vanish into the editing suite after finishing this evenings post.