Oh how wonderful it was on Saturday morning to see a big envelope with a postmark from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Even more wonderful was the contents inside the envelope which gave us a magazine, a sticker and my self addressed envelope back with the stamp on-THIS IS GOOD BUSINESS! However all of this is nothing compared to the photocopy of the original Hobby Horse Club magazine complete with application form and instructions about always wearing your badge so others know you are a Hobby Horse Club member. I truly wish one day to find one of these badges so I can wear one and everybody will flock around me and dance to a merry tune.
Back in February, before the current indoor time, I visited Preston Bus Station. This was part of a bigger trip to Preston but the most important thing to see. Iain Nairn told me about it on Youtube and I knew it was the place to go as he said, 'Every few yards is punctuated with great blockbusters of things, Preston fashion'. It was going to be demolished at one point in time but now it is listed and has been refurbished right down to the route numbers. I had heard of a special clock, brown wood panelling and big letters adorning the wall. Go HERE to read about its Grade II listing. I cant really say why it is so special. I just knew that once walking up the hill to it and seeing that roof I was in love. Lets have a look.