A FINE VINTAGE INDEED: The weather was kind to the Vintage Vehicle show on Sunday, July 8, as the weather has recently been so wet, there was a change of venue for the show from the Showfield in Cefn Forest to the Civic Centre in Pontllanfraith.

It was the perfect place for the show in the beautiful surroundings and gardens dotted with trees and carpeted with lush grass.

Many people turned up for the event, lots of them with cameras to record their own moments of this special day.

Apart from the collection of vintage vehicles, there were stalls at the show, only about half dozen, but they completed the stately atmosphere of the day.

Ten of the vintage buses that turned up on Sunday did a lap of honour from the Stagecoach depot in Bedwas to Caerphilly bus station, then Blackwood via Llanbradach, Ystrad Mynach, Pengam, Bargoed, Markham and Argoed, although some of the buses refused Aberbargoed Hill - understandably.

One bus belonged to Caerphilly council and Caerphilly's town mayor travelled on it during Sunday's lap of honour wearing his chain. (The owner of the Caerphilly town council bus is Dr David Williams of Bargoed).

Our very own Trevor the Milk' of Tredegar, who helped me with this article, says the vintage buses came from all over. At least twenty buses turned up and thirty cars and assorted vehicles from years ago.

Trevor was delighted to meet Sue, a lady dressed as a soldier who had travelled up from Glynneath to show her Russian bike and side car.

Then there was Graham, who was once in the Gwent Ambulance Service who was at the show with his renovated ambulance with all the equipment in place too.

There was a good turnout of Red and White buses and John Wiltshire was there with his famous bus as an added bonus.

It was a wonderful day and the good news is that it may become an annual event.