7980 at Herne Bay 14th August 2011
This years Herne Bay bus rally was held on Sunday 14th August and centred on the William Street Car Park in the town. The weather was on our side (as usual with this event!) as a good selection of preserved and still in service buses were on show. The free bus tours operated again with runs to Priest and Sow Corner and seafront tours taking place. Although I had planned to use 5137 for this event, she (again!) suffered a total loss of coolent since being parked up. In the event we took 7980, her slightly rumbling mitre box meaning we didn't do any tours ourselves. Collections for Demelza, a hospice charity for sick children, were taken which hopefully raised some money for this worthy cause.