After a much needed lay in this morning i was soon back at the grind stone and by tea time nearly all the DVDs have been burnt and all the covers are done and the new releases listed on our shop page on this site. All orders outstanding were sent off this morning. I'm already looking ahead to next week when I'm scheduled to go filming in Norfolk hopefully adding some truck material to the buses there. There will also be a heap of material to get uploaded to our Youtube channel. It's also only three weeks to go before i do my charity film show at Plumley village hall. Here are the covers for the new DVD releases
We pick up where we ended with the long weekend trip at Herne Bay bus rally. The East Kent Centenary didn't really take off although vehicle attendance at the rally was as usual and there were quite a few East Kent buses plus Stagecoach supported the event with their heritage livery buses plus one of the new MMC vehicles. We did about the same as last year which was half that of previous years other than the great deluge event when we did almost nothing. It really throws up the question of whether both Herne Bay and Detling are sustainable to attend. Detling is the bigger event but sales are usually less than Herne Bay . I think we'll do Worthing rally next year as it's always done well for us, again other than the great deluge there. We've rationalised the rallies already this year with much less on the calendar but we may swap some around to get better coverage across the country. Two in Scotland seem a duplication as many customers are the same at each and the great price hike at Glasgow really knocked this event for six. We've stuck with Lathalmond as we've supported it over many years rather than go to Gaydon bus event. We've still not booked for Showbus which still asks silly money for even the cheapest of stands. A reality check is needed for some of the organisers, it's easier to stay at home and work on the net although it doesn't produce any film which in turn does promote events. Anyway it was a super day with sun throughout the afternoon and here are some stills.
Another advantage of the rallies is the ability to catch up with friends which we did on Sunday night when our friend Mike came along and shared some memories with us, our fathers were great friends in the days of the Sussex Yeomanry TA band. I hope that they are looking down at our meetings with satisfaction that we try to keep their talent and friendship alive. Tomorrow we have Mandy's hospital tests in Liverpool. Thankfully I've already broken the back of many tasks in hand.
PMP Sponsors of bus rallies for 25 years.