... where this time the 'Past' means the (19)60s and we are paraphrasing the title of a once popular film series. It seems that the Stagecoach bus company is sticking with its 60s theme of psychedelic paintwork on the local No. 60 route that passes through Cocking. Not content with that however, they now intend to give their customers an even more 'groovy' experience by introducing nine brand new buses to the route.
These new vehicles are not the stainless steel time travelling DeLorean cars from that popular film, Back to the Future, but they do come with new 'green' engines, CCTV and low floor entrances rather than gull wing doors for easy access and time travel capabilities. Yes, the buses probably have 'fab' paintings of rainbows and flowers on them too.
To explain all this with absolutely no references to Hollywood blockbusters, full colour leaflets about the service and its improvements should find their way to every Cocking household via the July edition of the Parish Magazine - out soon. These leaflets even contain discount vouchers, but if you don't receive one or would like a preview, just click on the leaflet image to the left.
P.S. There is a picture of a DeLorean DMC-12 in the FEATURED spot on this page in case you have forgotten, or have no idea, what it looked like. Even if you didn't watch the film, you may well have helped build the car that starred in it. By the time the DeLorean company went bankrupt in 1982, the Northern Ireland Development Agency had invested something like £100 Million in its production at the Dunmurry factory, motivated by the desire to create local employment.