An incredible day and very much a first for our enterprise saw the culmination of months of planning with the Trent Barton Big Bus & Train Bash that filled Wirksworth with many strange sights and sounds. Special thanks go to Leigh pictured cluching one of his many snacks who, together with Tom Tait, orchestrated the event from start to finish. I am immensely pround of the whole team who actively participating in delivering our biggest event ever.
The train crew had a particularly long day with five round trips to Duffield, intense activity on Ravenstor and crewed both No3 and Henry Ellison with good humour and dealt with the demands placed upon them throughout the day. The miniature and narrow gauge railways were in action as were the Booking Halls at Wirksworth and Duffield together with the model railway and EVRA shop. The LMSCA were able to show off their splendid Third Open and sell goods to raise funds for further work.
Catering rose to the challenge with a burger stall in addition to the Pullman Buffet achieving pleasant financial results. The support team were also important as they dealt with all important parking and general sorting out of a miriad of problems that arise from an event of this size. Derby and District Amateur Radio Society added extra interest at Duffield.
Three cheers to all concerned in conditions that were less than ideal! Sunshine and torrential showers pepered the day but spirits were not dampened.
A short video that tries to capture some of the atmosphere of the day http://youtu.be/aOG-F5R6EW0