For those of you driving, it may be cheaper to book your parking direct with Your Parking Space rather than Premier Inn. It might only mean saving a pound or two but when you're worth six million, you know the value of money
Without further ado, here is the outline itinerary for the upcoming Back On The Buses Meet!
As ever, the day will be packed with iconic locations from On The Buses & Mutiny On The Buses. NONE OF THESE LOCATIONS HAVE BEEN COVERED ON A MEET BEFORE! Better still, there will be a sprinkling of bonus locations from other TV & Film productions. I will not post details of the bonus locations here though so you will all get a nice surprise on the day.
The itinerary will consist of a morning walkabout, followed by a short drive to an extended lunch break (which will be a location in itself). The afternoon will be a return to the cars for a drive around a few other great locations.
The meet up point will be familiar to those of you who attended the first OTB Meet back in March 2019. For those of you who didn't attend that Meet, or those who want a reminder, the car park meeting point on Sunday morning is as follows:
PARKING FEES ARE APPLICABLE AT 90p for 1 hour / £1.70 for 2 hours / £2.20 for 3 hours / £3.20 for 4 hours / £4.20 for 5 hours / £5.20 over 5 hours.
I will be having breakfast at The Hart & Spool (Wetherspoons) at 8am on Sunday. If you wish to join us you should park on the above car park and walk (5+ minutes) to the Hart & Spool.
This is a map showing the car park and the pub.
We will leave the pub at 8.45-9am and walk back to meet up on the above car park.
THE MEET WILL COMMENCE AT 9.30am SHARP!
• On The Buses / Mutiny On The Buses - Bus Depot • On The Buses - Pat Combes Crashes • On The Buses – Women Bus Drivers Diversion Route (6 locations) • Mutiny On The Buses - Police Car Radio • Mutiny On The Buses - Stan & Susy visit the Estate Agents • On The Buses - Arthur & Stan take Olive on bike To Hospital • On The Buses – Opening Credits - Stan driving bus • On The Buses – Stan drives past people in bus stop • On The Buses – Mable, Olive & Arthur leave shop and get on Stans bus. • On The Buses – End Credits with bus following camera (2 locations) • *Bonus Location 1*
From here it will be a 10-15 minute walk back to the cars bringing us to around 12.15.
Then a 10-15 minute drive to our lunch stop. This will be a location in itself, the address of which I will give to you on the day. We will spend a relaxing 2 hours here so we can get lunch if we wish, have a few drinks, catch up with each other after the long break and also explore what is a fine building. I will supply a booklet on the day which contains a collection of screengrabs from the many productions that have been filmed here over the years. This place is guaranteed to impress!
NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS: PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINK INTO THESE PLACES. IT REFLECTS BADLY ON US AS A GROUP TO DO SO.
We leave here at 2.30pm.
• *Bonus Location 2* • *Bonus Location 3* • *Bonus Location 4* - This location is another magnificent building that was used for filming many productions over the years. We will spend a further 1 hour here to explore the place and savour the surroundings (with another drink maybe!)
This should take us to around 4.15-4.30.
THAT COMPLETES THE MEET. THOSE OF US TRAVELLING HOME CAN DO SO FROM HERE, OR THOSE STAYING AT THE HOTEL CAN RETURN THERE. THOSE OF US STAYING AT THE HOTEL WILL BE HAVING A QUICK WASH AND BRUSH UP BEFORE GOING OUT ON FOOT FOR A FEW PINTS AND FOOD LOCALLY.
I hope everyone likes the look of what I've planned. If anyone has any questions about any part of the above then please ask away. Regarding the driving locations on the afternoon, I will give everyone the appropriate address on the day so you will need to use you sat nav / google maps. Having driven on these roads many many times myself, I have never had any issues at all. With the exception of Borehamwood town the roads are relatively quiet, far more so than what we have encountered in the past at London based Meets.
Here is a selection of stills from the morning walkabout.
Post by Brown Granada on Aug 22, 2020 15:18:39 GMT
Brilliant. Put my name down Gene. Just the Sunday at the moment but hopefully do the Saturday too, just got to check a few things. Sad that we can't do LOM but it's better to do it properly next year than risk it this year. Thanks Guv for organising this instead. Great news as we've all been missing the meets and banter. 👍👍👍