Engineer Mick bows out from life on the buses

(L-R) Derrick Irwin, Engineering Manager, Mick Storey and Darryl Jacob, Assistant Engineering Manager at Stagecoach's Chesterfield depot.
(L-R) Derrick Irwin, Engineering Manager, Mick Storey and Darryl Jacob, Assistant Engineering Manager at Stagecoach's Chesterfield depot.
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A DEDICATED worker who has spent nearly half a century keeping local buses on the roads is getting ready for life in the slow lane.

Mick Storey, aged 64, a bus engineer at Stagecoach’s Chesterfield depot, is downing his tools for the last time and retiring after 49 years of loyal service with the firm.

Mick’s life on the buses started back in September 1962, when he began working at the Stonegravels depot on Sheffield Road, then owned by Chesterfield Corporation.

During his time with Stagecoach, Mick has helped to maintain the quality, reliability and appearance of the company’s fleet of more than 100 vehicles.

Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire’s managing director, said Mick will be ‘greatly missed’.

“We are extremely proud of the commitment and expertise of our employees, who ensure we deliver a first-class bus service.

“Mick was a vital member of the engineering team at our Chesterfield depot,” he said.

“We wish him a happy retirement and I would like to thank him for all of his hard work.”