Details of M&D and East Kent Bus Club Diamond Jubilee at Kent Showground on March 31 next year are now available on Facebook.
Organisers are aiming to repeat the success of this year’s ‘M&D 100’ event which it is claimed attracted around 5,000 visitors.
One of the organisers, Richard Lewis, who is also Arriva Southern Counties’ publicity manager, said: “Using Facebook to promote ‘M&D and EK 60’ will allow us to post messages as often as we need to, knowing they will be on people’s Facebook walls when they next look at their computers.
“We will continue to have a website facility available for those who do not subscribe to Facebook and hopefully the combination of these two media will enable us to offer comprehensive information, with up-to-the-minute news.”
As well as another record turnout of former M&D buses and coaches, it is hoped the event will attract the largest ever gathering of former East Kent vehicles, as well as those from independent operators which run in the club’s area of coverage.
There will also be sales stands, guest speakers, displays of models and memorabilia, free bus rides around the showground, slide shows and the opportunity for former, and current, staff from the local bus firms to meet with their colleagues and acquaintances. This aspect alone attracted around three hundred former M&D employees to the Reunion Tea Room at ‘M&D 100’ last April.