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Saturday, 22 April 2017

ADBIG 2017 Spring Tour


A day out on Alder Valley 251 (NPJ472R).

I travelled on the tour as a guest of my friend Paul. More about ADBIG on there website here.

251 is pictured at home depot before departure from Aldershot station.

The days itinerary is shown below. Note that the route numbers shown are Aldershot & District. 251 ran with equivalent Alder Valley route number.

Aldershot Station:

Farnham Union Road:

Bordon Chalet Hill:

Greatham Old Road:
Petersfield Station:

seen on the bus stop

Time for a drink just round the corner:



And back at Aldershot:

a video of the 2 buses leaving Aldershot station to end with:


Thank you to the organisers and drivers for a very interesting day out.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Bournemouth and Poole


Off to Bournemouth for

My hotel was good

with a pleasant view from my bedroom window

and a quaint old lift

After sorting things out at the hotel I got a train to Poole.

My favourite pub there was the Drift Micropub.

A fine selection of ales was available

A quick half at the Poole Arms

Then final pub in Poole was the Brewhouse and Kitchen.


AGM and Conference business.
My choice of T-shirt for saturday

Outside BIC at lunchtime

 After Conference had finished a quick pub visit and visited the Member's Bar.

On my way back to my hotel I took some photos which came out rather well I think


After Conference concluded I had time for one final pub visit before getting a train home.

Another micropub.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

South East Bus Festival 2017


 Held at the Kent County Showground in Detling this was firsst visit here. I travelled there on preserved Metrobus M1069.

A selection of other buses present are shown below: