It has been a great weekend with fantastic weather. For me it was too hot and I am now suffering with sun burn (my own fault!) but it was great for the bus events that were happening.
I didnt get to Exeter but did make it to Bretonside which had a great showing of buses and coaches and drew large crowds of people. I also got the the Sunday event at The George which was equally brilliant. As I am still looking through my own photographs I present just a few pictures of my own below as a hint of the flavour of the weekend.
One of the highlights of these events was the chance to get to meet up with old friends and also the chance to put faces to names for the first time.
As usual I would like to continue posting photos of all the weekend events over the coming week, so if you have any photos you would like to share here please send them in (firstname.lastname@example.org) It would be nise to see some from Exeter and the calvacade if possible and also on some of the many trips that were on offer over both days. The more the merrier!
A small gathering of buses a while before the cavalcade arrived
Seeing a variety of coaches entering a packed Bretonside Coach Station, brought back memories a what seems like so long ago now
The colours of Citybus!
This last photo is especially poignant as for some time in the afternoon it was not possible to get this photos as the area was cordoned off by police after a very nasty accident when a car ran into the back of the Blue Flash Volvo see at the far end here. I wont go into any details but it was very lucky that no one was killed (although the driver had to be cut free from the car) . I am sure it will be in the local news on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers are for the people involved, that they make a full recovery.
Special thanks to all the organisers of all the weekend events and the many volunteers to helped with conducting, piloting, and general marshalling around the sites. Especially as the events on Sunday unfolded and tours were suspended for a while they maintained their cool and their professionalism.
Special thanks have to go to the Emergency Services who responded in some numbers to the emergency and those who were first at the scene of the accident including Martyn a coach driver who just happens to be fully trained by the Ambulance Service and is exactly the sort of person you would want there.