Post by Charles Bronson on Jun 5, 2021 18:53:51 GMT
I'm also very much looking forward to our weekend in South Mimms. The last one two years ago was a brilliant success. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I'm sure this upcoming one will be just as good or better.
All aboard for the long awaited Back On The Buses itinerary!
Obviously we all know that the day is going to be packed full of classic On The Buses / Mutiny On The Buses locations, but I'm sure you'll all agree that it would be rude of me not to point out a few bonus locations on the day. I won't include them in this itinerary but rest assured, on the day I'll have a few extra screen grabs to point out a few extras! Sadly though, my screengrabs won't be the spectacular productions that we have had courtesy of Steve Austin in the past. I will have 3 or 4 copies which we can share around on the day.
The itinerary will be a mix of a morning walkabout, followed by a short easy drive to our lunch stop which is a mega location in itself! After lunch, we will take the short drive to two extra bonus locations before heading to the final mega location for a drink and a walk around to soak up the surroundings, which have featured in so many productions.
The Meet will conclude here at around 4.30 to 5pm.
Onto the detailed itinerary...
I ANTICIPATE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL BE POSTPONING FULL RELEASE FROM LOCKDOWN UNTIL AFTER THE MEET SO PLEASE BRING YOUR FACE MASK AS IT WILL BE REQUIRED TO GET INTO SOME PROPERTIES DURING THE DAY. ALSO REMEMBER THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE CARRIED OUT AT ALL TIMES.
WE WILL MEET UP AT 9AM-9.30AM ON THE CIVIC CENTRE CAR PARK ON ELSTREE WAY, BOREHAMWOOD WD6 1JT
PREVIOUSLY, PARKING FEES WERE APPLICABLE RANGING FROM 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 FOR OVER 5 HOURS. HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO ELSTREE PARKING, SUNDAY IS NOW FREE SO WE SHOULD BE OK. PLEASE BE PREPARED THOUGH JUST INCASE.
I WILL BE HAVING A BREAKFAST IN THE HART & SPOOL (WETHERSPOONS) AT 8AM (BEFORE WE ALL MEET UP). IF YOU WISH TO JOIN I SUGGEST YOU PARK ON THE ABOVE MEET UP CAR PARK AND WALK (8 minutes) TO THE PUB. WE WILL LEAVE THE PUB BY 9AM TO RETURN TO THE MEET UP POINT.
Again, we will leave the pub no later than 9am. The Meet will commence at the car park 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 TO BE REVEALED ON THE DAY
At this point we walk back to cars for (15 minute walk for around 12.15.
DRIVE TO LUNCH BREAK – (15 minutes)
THE MANOR ELSTREE.
We will spend a relaxing 2 hours here where we can get lunch and have a few drinks and also take the opportunity to explore the building and have a good catch up after such a long break between Meets!
This wonderful building was used in quite a number of famous productions, including:
• School For Scoundrels • Randall & Hopkirk Deceased • A Clockwork Orange • The Devil Rides Out • The Avengers • The Professionals
WE LEAVE HERE AT 2.30pm
A short drive to 2 BONUS locations which will be revealed on the day. Then we will drive to the final location, again to be revealed on the day. Here, we will spend 1 hour to take in the glorious surroundings, which featured in so many classic TV & Film productions over the years.
I anticipate that this will take us to around 4.30 to 5pm.
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.
A snapshot of what we will be seeing.. minus of course the bonus locations which will be revealed on the day!