Bus celebrations a roaring success

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor John Campbell Lady Mayoress Ms Catherine Anne Taylor and One of the Olive Grove Bus bus depot open day organisers Paul Beardsley (right)   12 May 2013 Image � Paul David Drabble
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Councillor John Campbell Lady Mayoress Ms Catherine Anne Taylor and One of the Olive Grove Bus bus depot open day organisers Paul Beardsley (right) 12 May 2013 Image � Paul David Drabble
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Celebrations to mark 100 years of buses in Sheffield have been hailed a huge success - and helped charities to the tune of £1,000.

The donation was made to charities supported by outgoing Lord Mayor Coun John Campbell, who attended the centenary events in May.

He said: “What a wonderful and interesting day it was.

“I enjoyed seeing the vintage buses and found my tour of the depot, with its engineering facilities, fascinating.

“I would like to thank the operator First Group for inviting me and to all those who helped either by selling or buying a ticket.

“First’s generosity is very much appreciated.”

The centenary event at First’s Olive Grove depot, was attended by hundreds of members of the public and First staff, including driver and city councillor Ray Satur.

First’s celebrations included a bus rally with vintage vehicle displays and activities.

Bosses also painted two modern buses in the former liveries of Sheffield Corporation, the organisation that ran buses in the city for the majority of the last century.

Coun Campbell and other councillors were invited on a trip aboard one of the buses along the route of the city’s former network, followed by a special reception at Sheffield Town Hall.

Buses were launched in 1913 to reach parts of the city such as Crosspool, where tramlines could not be justified.