Although the day started very early and wet it brightened up later and the sun came out as the Pope's helicopter touched down. Make of that what you will.
The coaches were streaming past before 4.00am and changing gear to get up the hill right outside Keith & Sue's house on Groveley Lane.
We were all at Wythall by 5.30am for identity checking and then boarded a coach for Cofton Park.
Instead of a commentary we have loads of photos and will try to upload videos for you to see.
A truly wonderful day for the city, for Longbridge and for Rednal.