The June Open and Running Day was a really good, if rather hot, day and we must thank all those who came as visitors, vehicle owners and drivers and, of course, our own volunteers. With the heat, everyone found the day a mixture of enjoyable and hard going, but it was a successful Event in many ways.
Apologies for those that suffered delays after the D9 breakdown in Longwood Road; for some reason, the bus was very unhappy with the heavy load and needed ever-lower gears on the pull up to the Beacon, with ensuing, very visible, fumes. We hope we responded well and thank Roger Burdett for providing his D9 as a replacement; the odd thing was that, devoid of its load, the bus performed exceptionally well on its way back to the Museum.
Apologies too to the visitors who found themselves at Chasewater with no room on the returning bus; this has happened before and we will consider how to overcome the issue for the future.