Monday, 30 April 2012

A Very 1940's Wet Weekend

For once the bus stayed at home (Dover Transport Museum) and the 1940's event came to it.  The very wet conditions didn't dampen the enthusiasm and a good time was had by all.  Apologies to the museum when the bus was moved off the grass on Sunday morning leaving deep ploughed ruts in its wake and thanks to Dave for shovelling gravel under the wheels to help the wheels get a grip.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Cab Makeover Finally Complete

Last autumn I thought that it would be a good idea to give the driver's cab a makeover.  Work started and stopped when it got cold, but I am pleased to say that it is now finished and I do not miss being contorted in such tight confines.

The next few months will be very busy with events.  Please check out our website to find out where we will be and when.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Out of Hibernation

It was great to dust down the bus and bring it out of a 8 week hibernation in a barn.

We started with a superb day at Greatstone Primary School, made all the more enjoyable by excellent hospitality and extremely switched on pupils.

“All the children (90 of them) have enjoyed your bus and will remember all the wonderful facts forever! Thank you and thanks to all your wonderful helpers”

Greatstone Primary School

Next the bus visited the Heritage Vehicle Show at Detling.  We didn't open up the bus to the public but simply showed it off.  All very self indulgent, but the occasion celebrated the 100th anniversary of AEC who built the bus and another anniversary of East Kent who operated it.

Lastly we made our first visit of the year to The Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne.  The sun shone and plenty of children enjoyed making Airfix Spitfires in a specially erected tent.