The day at Gaydon saw mixed weather, rain early and late, mixed sun and cloud between. There was a very good turn out of vehicles considering everything and quite a few visitors. I managed to catch up so much that I've around 3.5 hours of film. All the exits were via the hill up which many made a throaty ascent. Some wonderfully restored wagons on display. Tom who organises the day has kindly offered to carry our table booking forward to next year, this demonstrates the refreshing attitude the truck do's have, always fairly relaxed except when space is at a premium. Anyway it was a very kind gesture. We have to pay to repair the van and had zero sales as the stock is in the van with the RAC. So with lost hotel booking money around £500 out of pocket. Anyone who says that working in a transport hobby brings revenue is probably either kidding themselves or others which makes me think of that awful bunch of Canadians making British model buses but who gave Peter Turland such a hard time.I think with his health problems this was the last straw and another old school gentleman will probably have wound down the Yardley Wood club by the end of this year.
As it happens I'm out of display case space, I might get just one of any new castings that come out but that is all, no more Enviro 400s MMC models in multiple liveries.. On the way home we needed fuel and headed towards Warwick, got sorted and bought ice-creams, I'd seen an industrial or office park we had passed so parked up there to eat the ices, it was a surprise that there recently built ponds attracted an amazing array of wildlife, which we enjoyed watching before the home run, here are some shots, the first of many I'll bring you, great to be back at the shows.