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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bus Spotting

For many years now old British buses that have escaped the scrap yard have been exported around the world. Imagine my surprise when I came across an old Bristol Lodekka parked up just 10 kms south of Parthenay. MCS756 is now in use as a roadside café and restaurant at La Croix des Vignes on the D743 down to Niort.

The bus came into France from Belgium via Les Bus Anglais up at Le Mans and originally saw service with Western Scottish Motor Traction. The downstairs is now fitted out as a kitchen.

So if you fancy a steak and a pichet of vin rouge cooked in a 1959 double-decker you know where to head.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Robert Robinson - Picture Parade

Over on Random Radio Jottings I posted about the late Robert Robinson. In this post I thought I'd share with you an article from the Radio Times of 14 February 1960 about one of Robert's early tv series, Picture Parade.

Note the reference to Robinson's "refreshing intelligence and dryness". Here's the programme billing for that week's Picture Parade that was broadcast on Tuesday 16 February 1960: