As the operational day drew to a close Bournemouth 99 was taken to the service bay for a final run before being withdrawn from operational service for the foreseeable future due to a major mechanical overhaul being required as well as some bodywork repairs. 297 was brought up behind 99 and the two operated in service together.
Shortly afterwards there was a ceremony to mark the 60th birthday of Maidstone 72. An iced cake, showing the front of Maidstone 72, had been baked by Cherryll Crowther and presented to Maidstone enthusiast Malcolm Coates. Malcolm stood with the cake in front of Maidstone 72 for photos to be taken.
Taking everything into account, the event was no doubt a success with visitor numbers better than expected considering the weather conditions. However, it was a shame that some preserved motorbuses from Maidstone, Bournemouth and London did not come to Sandtoft to enhance the day as they did for the Reading Trolleybus event the previous year.