What with 2015's mild Christmas, it's easy to forget that Winters were like this when our friend w're a lad.
|Photo: M Parsons|
|Photo: Colin Billington|
Finally, a uplifting Winter scene worthy of an Ealing Comedy. Here, passengers and crew of an Exmoor tour enjoy a snowball fight while their unfortunate SUL awaits rescue. It's likely this is the Winter of 1963/4; the coach is most likely to be 430 (280 KTA), then based at Minehead.
It's interesting and heartening that, today, our friend is a regular visitor to all the locations pictured here, though not often in these conditions. Perhaps Winters really were tougher in days gone by - or perhaps SULs are getting softer.
Seasons greetings to all our followers - here's to a Happy New Year and a 2016 full of adventure and success.