In terms of observing success, if conditions had remained as per the early part of summer, it would have been A*. 

Alas, all the really good weather coincided with the light evenings in late May, June and the first half of July, and was of little use for our purposes.  Nevertheless we had a few notable star party event successes.  Regatta was rather poor, no sunspots, and no evening events at all, but matters did improve for Folk week and although by no means vintage, the Bank holiday, Hook’s and Westerdale all turned out to be enjoyable events.

If this summer’s diary could be likened to a well known beer advert I guess it would be… “so close, but not quite Carling”.  If you get my drift. 

Summary: B-.