Antiques, group one.
After a few minutes apprehensive delay, a red Routemaster rolled up, crewed, not by scruffy old men, but by smartly dressed somewhat younger men. A real live London Transport string-driven "ting ting" and we were off for a nostalgic 5 minute ride round Reading's less beautiful retail parks.
Antiques, group two.
Why did we throw so much away all those years ago?
And so, forward to Slough and Hairy Fair-y Berks Larks  coming soon to a blog near you!
Hairy Fair-y Berks Larks  is available here
Tailpiece : fbb could not resist adding this Antique, pictured swooshing sweetly and silently along the road at Tilehurst. Reading Trolleybus No 150. Sadly fbb never knew or saw the Reading system in action.
Next blog : due Monday June 13th