Junior Choice is a BBC Radio programme originally broadcast from 1954 until 1982 with Christmas specials from 2007 until 2015 and again since 2017. Originally broadcast on the BBC Light Programme on Saturday mornings. Its precursor from 1952 was entitled Children's Choice, echoing the weekday Housewives' Choice.
The programme played requests from children of all ages. For the first 11 years of its run, the programme was introduced by Derek McCulloch, Uncle Mac.
The signature tune until the mid-1960s was Puffin' Billy by Edward White played by the Melodi Light Orchestra.
So, come along and meet our team and we'll even be handing out free doughnuts and coffee!* 🍩☕ (here are tiny doughnut and coffee icon - may not work on all "devices!)
*While stocks last.
You'll find us at these places between 09:00 - 18:00 on the weekend and 09:00 - 17:30 weekday:
High Street, Sittingbourne - Saturday 31 July
High Street, Maidstone - Sunday 1 August
Market Place, Faversham - Monday 2 August
In passing, fbb is unsure of the difference between a "pop-up" stall and a "stall", except that the former maybe more trendy for the youff. Surely all stalls are "pop-up".
Anyway, this jollity is promoting a "new" bus route which starts TODAY!
Fortunately, Stagecoach are gracious enough to supply a timetable ...
Go further with routes X3 & X4
Need to get to Maidstone? Our X3 and X4 buses provide all new journey opportunities if you’re travelling to Maidstone - from Canterbury, Faversham or Sittingbourne.
Whether you’re commuting to work, taking a shopping trip, or visiting friends and family – our new X3 and X4 routes can take you there.
With no direct trains running from Sittingbourne or Faversham to Maidstone - the new routes offer speedy travel solutions for your journey.
Our combined X3 & X4 services operate every 30 mins, with route X3 running via Bysing Wood and route X4 via Ospringe - to pick up as many locals as possible.
Take a look at the full timetable or plan your journey now using our ‘plan a journey’ tool on our website and app, simply enter where you’re travelling from and to and at what time, and it will tell you the best journey options!
One of the problems with today's bus publicity is that is designed for the instant on-line brigade. There is no depth of information. The mention of Sittingbourne and Maidstone made your aged author prick his ears up.
Lets just refresh our geographical memories.
Continue westwards along the A2 and you come to Sittingbourne. Ask the sainted Traveline for a journey from Faversham to Sittingbourne and you will only get the train; with three departures every hour, currently.
But hold fast there, we hear you cry. Is not Maidstone the terrotory of Arriva?
And Arriva 334 currently runs every 30 minute from Sheerness (off the map to the north) to Sittingbourne and on to Maidstone.
It appears that Stagecoach have started a new route which competes with the train between Faversham and Sittingbourne and with the dreaded Arriva between Sittingbourne and Maidstone.
But is it entirely brand new!
The Much Travelled Sign
It is passing a temporary bus stop, pinched from Travel South Yorkshire; last spotted in Leeds!
Sunderl And District
Good News From Arriva
Next Kentish blog : Tuesday 3rd August