There was even a charter train!
The original bus to the lived-in village was numbered 23A.
The crowds were bigger than ever ...
Equally British But Wonderfully Welsh!
But If You Want Really Daft ...
... look no further than the potty work of the UK's rail franchising system. Most train watchers agree that Stagecoach did a splendid job at running South Western Trains. Virgin West Coast (half Stagecoach) had been a huge success and East Midland Trains ditto.
O.K; they messed up the East Coast franchise, but three out of four ain't bad - and some would argue that the East Coast fiasco was due to appalling bad management by H M Government.
Thanks to some very silly technicalities neither Virgin nor Stagecoach will be train operators by Christmas.
On Saturday, the last Stagecoach train ran on the East Midlands line.
Sadly, the nationalised railway in the Netherlands trading as Abellio.
And Abellio's track record (literally!) is somewhat dodgy, particularly as regards Scotrail - with ministers demanding that the company be stripped of its franchise!
One of Abellio's "excuses" for poor performance north of Hadrians Wall is that "a large number of staff have left to work for other train companies".
You have to wonder why.
New Chair For First.
Mr Martin was chief executive of transport rival Arriva for 10 years and has a career in the transport industry dating back to 1986.
He said: “I am pleased to be joining FirstGroup at a key point in its development.
“Undoubtedly there are challenges which we must overcome, but I am confident in the opportunity that exists to unlock the considerable value within the group.”
He is currently senior independent director at waste management group Biffa, where he also served as interim chairman for six months.
Tomorrow we return to Switzerland.