The new fibre internet will be online Friday, the lads attached the wires which required a huge span as this was a two man job although the final connection will be Friday. We will be the last on the estate having the upgrade. Some people have found it to be not a huge improvement but this seems to be where nothing is plugged, in all wireless connections. The box will enter right where the main computers are, I'm going to get an ethernet splitter so I can do away with the dongle connection to the editing suite. I've still a couple of DVD covers to create.
I took a chance and it paid off with a nearly rain free visit to Mansfield and Chesterfield to do my annual bit of filming there. Photos tonight from Mansfield.
Today I'm editing and producing the DVDs from my visit to Rotherham and Doncaster taken on Friday. I'll get the covers done and on the shop for these and Bristol by Tuesday. As Monday looks the only feasible day for filming I'll be out and about with the camera.Meanwhile photo from Doncaster.
The NWVRT had the pleasure of hosting the NARTM agm and autumn conference at Kirkby followed by the meetings and evening meal at the Junction at Rainford. Lots of networking and interesting seeing folk you know wearing a different 'hat'. Here are some shots from today.
I've now digitised one of my 1989 tapes and this will all appear on Youtube. This week should see the full fibre internet connected. The Bristol DVD just needs its cover making and both Doncaster and Rotherham films need editing.
A tiring day but hardly any rain at Rotherham and Doncaster although winter/autumn filming always has its own challenges on exposures and speed, ISO etc. Here are some shots at Rotherham. Hoping to have a restful evening as we have a long day at Kirby tomorrow where the NWVRT hosts the National association of road transport museums agm.
It was world polio day today and we took part in a zoom meeting which had a panel from Australia to USA and Canada plus Slovakia and ROI and representatives of other organisations allied to our aims. Here is a shot of Mandy on the zoom!
Up early at 5am down to Bristol, nice to meet friends in the bus world at Cribbs Causeway and really friendly drivers at Bristol. A good variety and plenty of action , bright but not too much, really as good as it gets in autumn. We'll be out every chance that comes and try and catch up with the back log of locations. The new internet with lightening speeds now due next week, enabling fast and easier uploads and of course download. I will be editing Bristol then running off more archives from our PMP collection with plenty of Youtube clips.
The chap did come this morning as schedules to fit the fibre link but it really needed to be the closest pole and that won't be fired up until next week, the alternative was a long line straddled across the roof or across the front, no way. So well worth another short wait, promised upload speed will be 700 and downloads over 1000. Looking forward to getting the huge back log of downloads on the shop, this will include a number of raw archive films unedited.
Tomorrow we are filming at Bristol why not say hello if you are passing, we will go on to the out of town shopping centre on this visit. I've just finished the latest archive The Magic of West Midland transport from trams and trains to buses. al in colour. 1950-60's ( mostly). I'm just burning the DVD master.
Another collection of cine films will be on its way to us soon for scanning then on to OTA for future storage. This coming weekend we are at the NARTM agm at NWVRT Kirkby which we sponsor. A long day from showing around our collection through to the agm and evening dinner.
The next material to be digitised from master will be scenes from 1980-90s in West Midlands. The next 'real' archive will be the East Midlands. Lots more clips will be going on Youtube. Our last slide show from the Egypt trip tonight.
I was down at Southern Cemetery this morning giving the family graves an autumnal spruce up, I got back lunch time and this afternoon was getting DVD orders ready and working on the latest West Midlands film which is all in colour and goes from Birmingham trams through trains around Birmingham through to Midland Red buses so a bit of variety for everyone. These archive films take ages to put together but hope to have this one done tomorrow. Also of note tomorrow should be the installation of the full fibre internet so I have to be at home for that. I'm hoping that the weather outlook picks up as it looked dire for the next two weeks with constant rain but sometimes it gets tweaked fine tuned as it gets nearer. Meanwhile I carry on with the Egypt trip.
It was a quick service at church with stand in vicar but still had tea and biscuits then home to get the border by the front path cleared of bedding and ready for spring with bulbs and primroses. Tomorrow we'll head to Southern Cemetery in Manchester to do similar for Mandy's family graves. Any time later will be to continue with the latest West Midlands archive which will have a nice bit of variety about it. Then Tuesday the fibre installation and hopefully a much faster internet although many people say they hardly notice a difference which can't be true as they are on BT but it could be one of these hybrid schemes which are full fibre to the house. Meanwhile some photos from Alexandria trip.
PMP Sponsors the North West Vehicle Restoration Trust at Kirkby.