This coming Sunday is of course the excellent Herne Bay Bus Rally which is held in William Street Car Park in the town. Originally I hoped to take a few of our buses along but an expensive MOT on my car and buying 7041 has put pay to this. We will be there in (probably!) 5137 which would be her first visit to this event.
On September 11th there is the New Romney Bus Rally which is held in the car park of the light railway station. Classic buses, steam trains and fish and chips at Dungeness - what could be better? Again I will be taking one of our buses along - maybe 7980 or 7681.
The Thanet Roadrun will also hopefully be in September too at some point where we will be celebrating 7681's 30th birthday and her 10th year in preservation. If you'd like more information on any of these events please contact me via the site.
All being well we will be attending this in 5137 or 7980. Due to other work commitments we will be arriving on the Saturday night and leaving on the Sunday evening but we look forward to seeing you there. This is the first time we have done this event and are looking forward to it.
As you've no doubt read in the picture of the month 5137 couldn't make the Detling M&D event due to a burst pipe. I'm going to replace all the pipes and clips on the underside of her now just to be on the safe side. It was a real shame we couldn't make it but at least the pipe went in the yard rather than at Detling.
I've been busy getting 5137 ready for her MOT as THIS GALLERY will show. Hopefully when finished she will look a lot fresher and brighter and all ready for the M&D 100 event next month! In between all this I've managed to get Nuw's leveling valve sorted out. It's only a bodge job for now but she sits nice and level again. I also gave 1178 a quick run around the yard. Her batteries are shot so she has to be jumped to get her going but once she's up and running she's very smooth.
Globe trotting 5137 (She has certainly clocked up some miles since she joined us) took Thanet Ghostwatch on an overnight investigation to Michelham Priory at Upper Dicker in East Sussex. We left Thanet at 1330 on Saturday 4th stopping for a pick up at Dover and loo break in Dymchurch. We travelled on to Polegate, East Sussex, arriving there at 1730 where we enjoyed fish and chips. We drove on up to the Priory arriving about 1815. I left the investigation at 0530 on the Sunday morning to have a few hours shut eye before the long drive back. We left Michelham at 0800 arriving back at Thanet at 1130. All in all it was a very enjoyable weekend. 5137 is a delight to drive and does all the right things when you ask her to. 5137 is also one of the few Bristol VR's that actually accelerates when going up steep hills, despite the extra bulk of the 14'6" bodywork. M&D certainly knew what they were doing ordering these for hilly Chatham and Hastings. She does seem to have a minor transmission oil leak which I will check as time permits. Driving along the south coast she certainly turned a few heads which was nice. A full report will follow soon.
Click here for the archive news pages dating back to 2008.
Owner of 5807, 5809, 5137, 7656, 7681, 7041 & 40301
All pictures and information contained within this website are the copyright of J Bamford, R Addison, P Tripptree, B Sealy & R Harrison 2008-2019. Any images or information supplied by individuals will be credited to that individual and will be copyright of that person/persons/website.
All 0977 1178 2011 Shows 2012 Shows 2013 Shows 2014 Shows 3131 40306 5137 5807 7001 7041 7122 7253 7656 7669 7681 7980 Adverts Aec Regent Afj692t Afj962t Archives Arriva Automatic Gearbox Batteries Birthday Black Cab Bristol Bristol Lh Bristol Vr Bristol Vrt Bus Depot Bus Garage Bus Rally Canterbury Cat Chilli Farm Steam Fayre Christmas Coach Confusion Content Cooling Damage Dates Deal Motor Show Dennis Dart Detling Devon General Dms Dms550 Dms550 Sold Dusk East Kent East Kent 100 Eastonways Ecw Efn178l Electrics Enviro Eric Easton Events Facebook Fdl679v Fleetnumbers Ford Transit For Sale Fotek Fotopic France Fresh Faces In Preservation Friends Of The East Kent Fun Fx4 Fairway Graveyard Hastings Herne Bay Herne Bay. Hig5681 Hits House Move Isle Of Wight Jjg1p Kent County Showground K&ESR Kke736n Leyland Leyland Cat Bed Leyland National Leyland Olympian Leyland Titan Livery London Transport London Truck & Bus Mcw M&D M&D And EK 60 M&DEK60 Mercedes Benz Mercedes-Benz Metrocab Mfn41r Mfn45r Michelham Priory Minibus Minikink Mlk550l Modern Vehicles Mot Mystery N306xrp National New Blog New Bus New Look Website New Pages New Romney New Vehicle Nightshots Nu-Venture Nuw Nuw553y Nuw585y Ocd768g Olympian Olympic Torch Park And Ride Pictures Pink Bristols Pke807m Plaxton Supreme Preservation Preston Steam Rally Problems Quexpo Rallys Redroute Buses Repairs Richborough Power Station Rml Rules Sandwich Scrap Yards Seats Sellindge Steam Fair Series 2 Shares Shows Skl681x Snow Souhern Counties Omnibus Collection Southdown South East Bus Festival Southern National Southern Vectis Spares Stagecoach Steam Gala Stickers Storage Storeage Storeroom T553 T585 T638 T687 T953 Taxi Tfn980t Thanet Thanet Ghostwatch Thanet Roadrun Thanet Road Run Thanks The Italian Job Thrash Titan Tyre Unibus United Counties Video Volvo Vr Wales Wanderer Wash Down Weather Website Websites Wedding Western National Westgate Towers West Kent Buses Wko137s Woods Working Wuf537k Xjj656v Youtube