Saturday, May 04, 2013
Friday’s bus into town held a surprise – luggage racks full of suitcases. Three or four couples off to the airport, on holiday. All pensioners, as far as I could tell, no children.
It is very much less common now to see families using the bus for the first leg of their holiday journey, the most likely explanation being that far fewer take holidays abroad, rather than find alternative means of transport. But nor have there been pensioner travellers in the same numbers as before the economy went into decliane.
Friday may be a sign of change – it is going to be interesting to see what happens at ‘Whitsun’ weekend