Judging by your e-mails and letters, many of you thoroughly enjoyed John Kirby’s recent series of bus pictures taken across the area.
Now, continuing the theme, I pass the baton to another transport enthusiast – postman Adrian Willats.
He’s 53 and became a postman 14 years ago having worked for Lloyds Bank for 21 years.
He says: ‘I first became interested in local, or indeed any, buses in early 1980.
‘This happened when I was transferred from a bank branch where I could walk to work to one where I needed two buses each way – not yet having passed my driving test.
‘I lived on Hayling Island, so I had to catch a Southdown bus to Havant and change to a Corporation service to get to Cosham. I then reversed the process to get home in the evening.
‘This lasted for two years until I got my first car.’
In 1984 Adrian joined the now defunct Vintage Transport Association (ViTA)which staged the Southsea Spectacular vehicle rally every June on Southsea Common.
‘Getting involved with helping, I ‘‘rose’’ to become the Rally Secretary for the 1990, 1991 and 1992 events,’ he adds.
Adrian currently attends meetings of a successor organisation to ViTA, plus those of the Solent Omnibus Club, the latter being held at the new Portchester Community Centre.