Then by 10 am it started raining and got heavier plus strong winds. I did however manage to make a lot of progress and eventually before I left mid afternoon I had enough for a two parter which will include the new Tramway extension through to the library. The road works and building around it are ongoing, it was the lady in the second cup cafe who showed me how to get to the end of the tram line by foot, it isn't obvious and involves a lengthy section of corridors between building works .
I did find yet more spots useful to film buses. The end of the line for the trams was by some sort of amusement park and supposedly I library, I saw a museum, it had some original series tram track. I decided just to battle on, it stopped raining, dark but atmospheric and I got around spots I don't normally see like the Digbeth coach station, there I saw my one and only 69 reg, nothing new at all with National Express.
Tonight two slide shows, one on Birmingham and the other some stills from the Spain and Portugal cine I have scanned. Amazon blocked the link to the film I sent to China ref the defunct scanner which amazingly did actually copy one of the George Roberts 200' reels when I tested it after a days rest. I may well purchase a second machine and copy them in 200' sections in tandem speeding up the process and not over straining these relatively weak and under powered and under engineered gadgets, good conception poor execution. We are at a family wedding tomorrow staying over night in Wales, then on way home Thursday stopping off at Ellesmere Port for the Polio Fellowship meeting at the Whitby club. We have doctors appointments on Friday.