Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Big Trade Show at the NEC

I went recently to one of the biggest travel trade shows of the year, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) at Birmingham.

It was the Best of Britain and Ireland, affectionately known as BOBI.

These shows give an unparalleled opportunity, not only to keep abreast of developments in the business, but also to chat to friends old and new.

On this occasion, I was able to chat happily with such old friends as Roger Bailey; Abbe Bates; Hugh Cairns; Dennis Chantry; Jackie Fallon; Annette Gallagher; Adrian Gates; Bill Gillman; Ken Marston; Charlotte Martin; Steve Reed; Tony Russell; Pauline Scrimgeour; John Simms; and Chris Wales.