The August meeting returned to "The Red Lion" for member's slide presentation and as John Bishop was "All at Sea" and Glyn Kraemer-Johnson was indisposed it fell to our President, Adam Yates to host the evening. Unfortunately only Terry Blackman and myself brought along any material to show but I believe the 27 members and guests present went home satisfied none-the-less, after a very relaxed evening and a widely varied presentation.
Having (eventually!) got the screen and projector sorted into "working mode" and with grateful thanks to the landlord for the loan of an extension lead (the very last thing I thought about bringing along!) I began proceedings with a selection of 1960's material, largely "Municipal" but with a few odds and sods thrown in for good measure. A chance conversation at the Running Day had caused me to hunt our a couple of London Trolleys at Highgate Hill and a London Coaches Metroliner coach at Eastbourne Pier, so these were thrown in for good measure, but the Glasgow "Cunarder" tram was best recieved by the audience.
After the break Terry's material was very up-to-date and very much up to his usual high standard. Terry likes to obtain his photos in scenic, out of the way places and returns over and again to the best locations to get the results just right - and boy do the results show how much his hard work benefits them. We were treated to a selection of views of operations in Kent and Sussex dealing with recent tendering changes and services which only operate occasionally to out of the way villages, be they by Stagecoach companies or a myriad of smaller operators.
It is earnestly hoped that more members will dust off their collections in future to entertain the members but a good evening was had by all.