Pennod 4 Ar y Bysus


Download Subtitles

SRT

ASS


Pennod 4

Taith fws i Ypres yng Ngwlad Belg a bws newydd ar gyfer gwasanaeth newydd. A bus trip to Ypres, a new bus for a new service and a special event to remember the founders of a bus...


Similar Content

Browse content similar to Pennod 4. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

-Subtitles

0:00:000:00:00

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:00:000:00:02

-The wild west is home

-to several family-run bus companies.

0:00:020:00:08

-In this series,

-we follow three of them.

0:00:080:00:12

-Taf Valley Coaches, Whitland.

0:00:130:00:15

-Someone's sure to complain.

0:00:150:00:18

-Richards Bros, Cardigan.

0:00:180:00:20

-We talk on the phone, mostly.

0:00:200:00:22

-We talk on the phone, mostly.

-

-Then we can't hit each other!

0:00:220:00:24

-And Midway Motors, Crymych.

0:00:260:00:28

-The bus is coming!

0:00:300:00:31

-They link rural communities...

0:00:320:00:36

-I used to follow

-a herd of cows down here.

0:00:360:00:39

-The drawbacks of country life.

0:00:390:00:41

-..with nearby towns...

0:00:420:00:44

-How are you, Tom? OK?

0:00:440:00:45

-..and run trips

-with some colourful characters.

0:00:460:00:50

-We're what's termed merry widows.

0:00:500:00:53

-We're the carers,

-they're from the care home.

0:00:540:00:57

-We won't get invited

-back to Newport for a while.

0:00:580:01:01

-Yes, there's lots of fun

-and laughter on the buses.

0:01:010:01:05

-It's another busy early morning

-at Richards Bros' yard in Newport.

0:01:120:01:18

-The service buses are being washed

-before another day's work.

0:01:180:01:23

-Malcolm, one of the brothers,

-is in charge today.

0:01:250:01:28

-He's keeping a close eye on things.

0:01:280:01:31

-I'm here by myself today.

0:01:310:01:32

-The other two have gone

-to Sherburn-in-Elmet near Leeds.

0:01:330:01:37

-They're picking up a new bus...

0:01:380:01:41

-..for a new run in Pembrokeshire

-and Carmarthenshire, Bwcabus.

0:01:420:01:47

-A brand-new bus.

0:01:470:01:49

-As well as service buses...

0:01:510:01:53

-..carrying schoolchildren

-is a major part of the business.

0:01:530:01:57

-Between 7.30am and 8.00am,

-a dozen buses leave this yard.

0:01:570:02:02

-It's pretty busy,

-then it's quieter by 8.15am.

0:02:050:02:09

-Most of these are going out now.

0:02:090:02:13

-Some service buses,

-some school buses.

0:02:140:02:16

-While Nigel is away in Leeds...

0:02:170:02:19

-..Malcolm makes sure

-that things run smoothly.

0:02:200:02:23

-But Leeds or not,

-Nigel likes to keep in touch.

0:02:240:02:28

-He uses technology

-to show off the new bus.

0:02:280:02:31

-Can you see the Optare name?

0:02:310:02:32

-Can you see the Optare name?

-

-Yes, quite plainly at the top.

0:02:320:02:35

-I'll be careful here.

0:02:350:02:38

-He has a few pennies

-in his pocket to pay for it.

0:02:380:02:42

-Here's the interior.

0:02:430:02:44

-Leather seats, or E-Leather.

0:02:440:02:47

-Blue. They're blue.

0:02:470:02:49

-Dark blue, navy.

0:02:490:02:51

-Everyone seems happy

-with the new purchase...

0:02:510:02:55

-..and they can't wait

-for the bus to arrive in Newport.

0:02:550:02:59

-Meanwhile,

-at Taf Valley Coaches in Whitland...

0:03:070:03:10

-..they're preparing for a trip

-that's a bit further than Leeds.

0:03:100:03:15

-They're leaving for Belgium...

0:03:160:03:18

-..and a memorial service for those

-who fell during the First World War.

0:03:180:03:23

-It's a long trip, beyond the legal

-driving duration in two countries.

0:03:230:03:28

-A minute over is enough.

0:03:280:03:31

-Get caught

-and the police give you a fine.

0:03:310:03:35

-Lionel is first behind the wheel,

-and every minute counts.

0:03:350:03:40

-I'll pick everyone up, then Hubert

-will take over the driving...

0:03:410:03:47

-..all the way to Bruges.

0:03:470:03:49

-Off they go to Pembroke Dock.

0:03:490:03:52

-First on board are Geraint and Ann,

-who are used to making this trip.

0:03:530:03:57

-We've researched

-the areas we're visiting.

0:03:590:04:03

-My great uncle

-was injured in the war.

0:04:040:04:07

-The First World War.

0:04:070:04:09

-He was taken to hospital

-but sadly died.

0:04:100:04:14

-He was buried not far from Calais.

0:04:140:04:17

-The climax of the trip...

0:04:180:04:19

-..is the armistice memorial service

-at Menin Gate, Ypres.

0:04:200:04:23

-It's this service

-that usually ensures a full bus.

0:04:240:04:27

-Very emotional.

0:04:270:04:28

-One year,

-it was pouring with rain...

0:04:290:04:32

-..as the poppies fell

-from the tower, from the Menin Gate.

0:04:320:04:37

-It was like blood

-flowing down the road.

0:04:380:04:41

-It was very symbolic.

0:04:410:04:43

-It was...

0:04:430:04:44

-Well, a lot of people shed tears.

0:04:460:04:51

-Before venturing onto the M4,

-they stop at Morriston fire station.

0:04:520:04:57

-Waiting for the bus is Hubert,

-who will drive the rest of the way.

0:04:570:05:02

-I've done this trip now

-for about eight years.

0:05:040:05:09

-They ask for Hubert every time.

0:05:100:05:15

-We're going to Folkestone,

-then on the train under the sea.

0:05:160:05:21

-Then it's another two-hour drive

-and we should be in Bruges.

0:05:220:05:28

-The trip is organized by past and

-present members of the fire service.

0:05:280:05:32

-The journey

-has a special meaning for them.

0:05:330:05:37

-It's important for us because we've

-been coming now for over 20 years.

0:05:370:05:43

-There's a historic connection

-between the UK fire brigade...

0:05:430:05:49

-..and the fire service in Ypres.

0:05:490:05:51

-It first started in 1994.

0:05:520:05:55

-..when the chief fire officer

-of Dyfed Fire Brigade at the time...

0:05:550:05:59

-..got wind that this ceremony

-was held in Ypres every year.

0:06:000:06:04

-He asked us if we'd like to go.

0:06:050:06:06

-So, in 1994, we set off...

0:06:070:06:08

-..never thinking, 23 years later,

-we'd still be going.

0:06:090:06:13

-Gerwyn and his crew are based

-at Haverfordwest fire station.

0:06:150:06:19

-When they're not out saving lives...

0:06:200:06:22

-..they take part

-in ceremonies across the country.

0:06:220:06:26

-We go out to Ypres every November.

0:06:280:06:31

-We attend the funerals...

0:06:320:06:35

-..of any firefighters

-that lose their lives.

0:06:350:06:40

-Sometimes, we're even invited

-to attend weddings.

0:06:400:06:46

-If there's anything on, the service

-passes the information on to me.

0:06:460:06:52

-I then get in touch with Dai...

0:06:530:06:55

-..to see who we can get

-to turn out for the colour party.

0:06:550:06:59

-A mobile phone is very handy,

-and WhatsApp.

0:06:590:07:02

-The colour party boys

-all get a message on WhatsApp.

0:07:030:07:07

-Who's available? Let's get there.

0:07:070:07:09

-Back in Newport, the new bus

-reaches the Richard Bros' yard.

0:07:160:07:21

-It's a big family occasion.

0:07:220:07:24

-Marteine has even come from Cardigan

-to have a peek.

0:07:240:07:28

-Does it go well?

0:07:300:07:31

-I'm glad we didn't follow you

-all the way!

0:07:310:07:35

-What's it like then?

0:07:380:07:39

-Oh, leather seats!

0:07:420:07:43

-Leather seats!

0:07:430:07:44

-Instruction book.

0:07:460:07:47

-How To Drive In Five Easy Ways!

0:07:480:07:51

-A fine Bwcabus, and it's here.

0:07:520:07:54

-Leather seats. Posh.

0:07:550:07:57

-Pembrokeshire will be amazed!

0:07:590:08:01

-Good, isn't it?

0:08:020:08:03

-It should be for the price.

0:08:040:08:05

-110,000.

0:08:060:08:07

-Maybe you shouldn't have gone

-for leather seats then, Marteine!

0:08:080:08:13

-But everyone is happy

-with the latest purchase.

0:08:130:08:16

-Nigel has another toy to play with.

0:08:160:08:19

-I'm not sure how it works.

0:08:210:08:23

-Poppit Sands and the best village

-in Wales, or so I'm told.

0:08:230:08:29

-St Dogmaels next stop!

0:08:290:08:31

-Midway Motors in Crymych

-is an old family business.

0:08:390:08:42

-It was established

-by Stanley and Wyndham Rees.

0:08:420:08:46

-They've reached a milestone in 2017,

-the company's 60th anniversary.

0:08:470:08:52

-Many family members

-rely on the business...

0:08:550:08:59

-..so it's vital

-to make it a success.

0:08:590:09:02

-Things have changed

-since I left school.

0:09:020:09:05

-We didn't do MOTs then.

0:09:060:09:08

-The service and repair

-side of things has developed.

0:09:090:09:14

-Aled came back,

-and he sprays and repairs cars.

0:09:150:09:19

-You'd never think

-that would be as busy as it is.

0:09:190:09:23

-There's always someone

-who has a knock at Tesco...

0:09:230:09:27

-..or they kerb a wheel.

0:09:270:09:29

-There's always something.

0:09:290:09:31

-There are strict guidelines

-for driving buses.

0:09:320:09:35

-Every driver has a tacho card.

0:09:350:09:37

-You put this card

-into the machine on the bus.

0:09:380:09:42

-It records every hour you drive.

0:09:420:09:46

-That's the new system.

0:09:480:09:49

-The old system

-has paper tacho discs.

0:09:500:09:54

-We use both systems

-because we have older buses.

0:09:540:09:58

-You can work for 15 hours a day,

-but no more than ten hours driving.

0:09:580:10:03

-No single shift at the wheel

-can last longer than 4.5 hours.

0:10:030:10:08

-It can be a headache sometimes.

0:10:080:10:11

-Driving hours are also important

-to Hubert from Taf Valley Coaches.

0:10:130:10:18

-He's almost in Folkestone

-and the Eurotunnel terminal.

0:10:180:10:21

-It's dark and wet

-on the French coast.

0:10:240:10:28

-The destination, Bruges in Belgium,

-is still about 90 minutes away.

0:10:280:10:34

-This will be home

-for the next three days.

0:10:340:10:37

-The tiny pins in the backside

-have turned into nails!

0:10:370:10:41

-I'll be glad

-to sit in a comfy chair.

0:10:410:10:45

-I'm glad we've arrived

-but disappointed that it's raining.

0:10:450:10:49

-But it should improve

-tomorrow and the day after.

0:10:490:10:52

-We're here in one piece.

0:10:530:10:55

-At last.

0:10:560:10:57

-The weather's supposed to be OK now,

-but with some rain tomorrow.

0:10:570:11:02

-Hopefully, on the eleventh,

-it'll be nice.

0:11:020:11:07

-.

0:11:150:11:15

-Subtitles

0:11:180:11:18

-Subtitles

-

-Subtitles

0:11:180:11:20

-Taf Valley Coaches

-have organized a trip to Belgium...

0:11:260:11:29

-..for the armistice service.

0:11:300:11:32

-After a good night's sleep,

-some of the passengers...

0:11:330:11:37

-..are going on an excursion

-to the WW1 museums and cemeteries.

0:11:380:11:43

-Hubert knows the roads

-better than anyone.

0:11:440:11:48

-I'm out here every year, and

-I've been twice this year already.

0:11:490:11:54

-When I started driving,

-there was no satnav.

0:11:540:11:57

-The satnav's in my head.

0:11:570:11:59

-You can't go wrong.

0:11:590:12:01

-The roundabouts

-are the same as they are at home.

0:12:010:12:07

-The road surface here is better.

0:12:070:12:11

-The roads are better than at home.

0:12:110:12:14

-It's important to keep to time.

0:12:140:12:18

-If you lose time, people

-have less time somewhere else.

0:12:180:12:24

-The first museum visited

-is Hooge Crater.

0:12:310:12:35

-It's a chance to experience

-that terrible time in 1914.

0:12:350:12:40

-Delyth and Ian

-are regulars on these trips.

0:12:400:12:43

-They never tire

-of seeing or hearing the story.

0:12:430:12:47

-This year, Ian is taking part

-in the armistice service.

0:12:470:12:50

-Ian has been seven times, I think,

-and I've been six times.

0:12:500:12:55

-No, it's a good trip.

0:12:550:12:57

-Having two boys

-in the Royal Welch, you know...

0:12:570:13:01

-..when I come round the cemeteries,

-I always look at the headstones...

0:13:020:13:06

-..and I think about the parents who

-watched their children going to war.

0:13:060:13:11

-It does get a bit emotional

-when you look at that.

0:13:110:13:14

-But at the same time, I'm proud

-to march and show my respect...

0:13:150:13:18

-..for the soldiers

-that lost their lives for the cause.

0:13:190:13:22

-You learn each time you come out,

-going to different places.

0:13:250:13:30

-We meet people on the coach...

0:13:310:13:33

-..from other trips,

-so it's like a reunion, in a way.

0:13:340:13:37

-Sometimes,

-people forget why they come.

0:13:380:13:40

-You end up in a bar and forget

-the real reason why we're here.

0:13:410:13:44

-Coming to the cemeteries and museums

-is a sobering thought.

0:13:450:13:48

-It keeps people on track

-to remember why we're here.

0:13:490:13:52

-The next port of call is a vivid

-reminder of the atrocity of war...

0:13:570:14:02

-..that affected so many lives

-during that time.

0:14:020:14:05

-Loss and sadness are evident

-in the village of Langemark...

0:14:070:14:11

-..where thousands of Royal Welch

-Fusiliers met their deaths...

0:14:120:14:16

-..the poet Hedd Wyn among them.

0:14:170:14:19

-No visit is complete without a visit

-to Artillery Wood cemetery.

0:14:220:14:27

-Hedd Wyn and hundreds of other

-Welshmen were laid to rest here.

0:14:270:14:32

-"The poet heavy under foreign soil,

-the hands that will not part again

0:14:350:14:40

-"Heavy eyes beneath a thick door,

-eyes that cannot open."

0:14:400:14:44

-I can't remember the rest,

-but that means a lot.

0:14:440:14:48

-When you walk

-through this cemetery...

0:14:480:14:51

-..you'll see stones marked

-"Known unto God".

0:14:510:14:55

-Someone at home has lost a loved one

-who's known unto God.

0:14:560:15:00

-It doesn't make sense...

0:15:010:15:03

-..that you don't know

-who lies under the soil.

0:15:030:15:07

-From memories in Belgium

-to memories back in Crymych.

0:15:180:15:22

-The family

-is taking a break from the buses.

0:15:230:15:26

-For the first time, they have

-organized a classic vehicles show...

0:15:260:15:31

-..in memory of two special men.

0:15:310:15:34

-The vintage show is in memory

-of my husband and my father-in-law.

0:15:340:15:39

-I've meant to do it for years,

-but today, it's happening!

0:15:400:15:43

-We have vintage cars,

-bikes and tractors coming.

0:15:440:15:47

-I hope it stays dry.

0:15:470:15:49

-Every member of the family

-has a job to do.

0:15:500:15:55

-We have six different bikes.

0:15:580:16:00

-That one there's from 1912.

0:16:000:16:02

-This one's from 1921.

0:16:020:16:05

-And this one's from 1928.

-They're the three oldest ones.

0:16:060:16:10

-Myself and my brothers...

0:16:100:16:14

-..ride them the 75 miles

-from Tenby once a year...

0:16:140:16:18

-..just to keep them turning.

0:16:180:16:21

-It's the first time we've held it.

0:16:220:16:25

-Hopefully, we can do it again

-if it goes well.

0:16:260:16:29

-Off they go, and the grandchildren

-pitch in as well.

0:16:290:16:33

-A David Brown and a Fordson Major

-also arrive.

0:16:340:16:38

-Shon has his hands full...

0:16:380:16:40

-..and Elan looks stressed

-trying to maintain order.

0:16:410:16:44

-Oh, hello.

0:16:450:16:46

-Some posh cars are arriving as well.

0:16:470:16:49

-This was Wyndham's special bike,

-so we've brought that out.

0:16:500:16:54

-And this was Stanley, Dadcu,

-this was his pride and joy.

0:16:540:16:59

-It was in better condition then,

-so we've brought those out.

0:17:000:17:03

-A bus is coming!

0:17:040:17:06

-Of course there is!

0:17:080:17:09

-And another one!

0:17:110:17:13

-This is a special one.

0:17:150:17:17

-It's going well.

0:17:190:17:20

-There are so many cars coming in,

-it's a job to control everything.

0:17:200:17:24

-It took a lot of planning...

0:17:250:17:28

-..but it's great even as it is now.

0:17:280:17:31

-We're expecting a hundred cars,

-if they all turn up.

0:17:310:17:35

-It's nice to see.

0:17:350:17:38

-We've always wanted to do it,

-and the sun's out, as a bonus.

0:17:380:17:43

-All the spadework has paid off.

0:17:430:17:48

-It's eight years almost to the day

-that we lost my father.

0:17:480:17:52

-He and Dadcu, Stanley,

-always wanted to do this.

0:17:520:17:57

-They spoke about it for years,

-but they both died at a young age.

0:17:570:18:02

-We're glad to do it as a family.

0:18:020:18:04

-It's taken us eight years,

-but we've always wanted to do it.

0:18:050:18:09

-If they were here...

0:18:090:18:10

-..they'd be all smiles

-and wouldn't know what to do.

0:18:110:18:14

-The show's a success,

-and it's a day to remember.

0:18:140:18:19

-I can see Stan

-and Wyndham's faces now.

0:18:210:18:24

-That was their hobby.

0:18:240:18:26

-It's great that the Midway boys...

0:18:260:18:30

-..did this in memory

-of their father and grandfather.

0:18:310:18:35

-It brings the community together...

0:18:350:18:38

-..and gives us a chance

-to display our vehicles...

0:18:380:18:41

-..and talk to others

-who share our interest.

0:18:420:18:45

-They'd have enjoyed something

-like this when they were around.

0:18:480:18:54

-The crowd here today

-shows what people thought of them.

0:18:550:18:58

-It's a pleasure to see everyone,

-and they would have loved it.

0:18:590:19:03

-It's fantastic and the sun's out.

0:19:040:19:07

-Someone's looking down on us

-and it's been great.

0:19:070:19:10

-In Belgium, it's Friday 11 November.

0:19:200:19:25

-A historic and special day

-for the group from west Wales.

0:19:250:19:30

-Every year,

-they travel hundreds of miles...

0:19:300:19:34

-..to be part of the Menin Gate's

-armistice service in Ypres.

0:19:340:19:39

-It's a world-renowned memorial

-for those who died in the Great War.

0:19:400:19:45

-The day has dawned.

0:19:460:19:48

-We'll get changed here

-and march to the Menin Gate.

0:19:490:19:55

-Yes, it's a huge occasion.

0:19:550:19:57

-I'm quite nervous, actually,

-even though we've done it so long.

0:20:000:20:04

-You still get the old butterflies,

-and there's a lot expected...

0:20:050:20:08

-..even after all these years,

-and the lump in the throat.

0:20:090:20:12

-It's an honour to do it.

0:20:130:20:14

-It is a big honour, and not many

-people get the opportunity to do it.

0:20:140:20:19

-Quick, march.

0:20:190:20:20

-I'm very proud to come over here

-and march with the fire service.

0:20:200:20:25

-Two boys with me were in the army

-and both went off to war together.

0:20:250:20:30

-I always think of people

-who went and never returned...

0:20:300:20:34

-..and parents who lost children...

0:20:340:20:36

-..when I'm up there at the memorial

-hearing the Last Post.

0:20:370:20:41

-The boys are clearly very proud

-of the duty that awaits them.

0:20:410:20:47

-The town square has been closed...

0:20:490:20:52

-..and the Menin Gate

-attracts a crowd...

0:20:520:20:55

-..to be a part of the event.

0:20:550:20:57

-Officers from all over the world

-take part in this unique service...

0:20:590:21:03

-..each remembering those soldiers

-who fought for their countries.

0:21:030:21:09

-Very memorable,

-and we've done it 23 times now.

0:21:290:21:32

-Every time we come,

-the emotion is there.

0:21:320:21:35

-It's different every time,

-it stirs the emotions.

0:21:350:21:38

-The atmosphere in Ypres is something

-special. Very, very moving.

0:21:390:21:43

-Especially when the Last Post goes

-and the poppies come down.

0:21:430:21:47

-Every time,

-it gets a lump in the throat.

0:21:470:21:49

-It all went to plan, very good.

0:21:500:21:55

-People come from all over

-to support the cause.

0:21:550:22:00

-We all want our children

-and everyone else...

0:22:010:22:04

-..to remember

-what happened in the war.

0:22:040:22:07

-We want to keep it going.

0:22:070:22:09

-Next year again,

-and the 100th anniversary in 2018.

0:22:210:22:27

-Next time on the buses...

0:22:400:22:42

-The Richards Bros' special bus

-for a special occasion.

0:22:440:22:47

-It's one of the perks,

-driving these girls.

0:22:480:22:50

-Clive Edwards is at his best

-entertaining a crowd.

0:22:530:22:56

-Special.

0:22:570:22:58

-We're here to have fun,

-and we're having fun.

0:22:580:23:01

-Fantastic.

0:23:040:23:05

-And Midway Motors

-celebrate 60 years in style.

0:23:050:23:09

-I'm chuffed to bits. It's lovely.

0:23:100:23:12

-Great.

0:23:130:23:14

-Great.

-

-Come for a spin on the buses.

0:23:140:23:17

-S4C Subtitles by Testun Cyf.

0:23:300:23:32

-.

0:23:320:23:32

Taith fws i Ypres yng Ngwlad Belg a bws newydd ar gyfer gwasanaeth newydd. A bus trip to Ypres, a new bus for a new service and a special event to remember the founders of a bus company.