Bus parade to mark trio of anniversaries

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Buses are set to process through Chesterfield to celebrate three major transport anniversaries.

Tomorrow’s parade is to mark the centenary of Chesterfield bus travel as well as the golden jubilee of Stonegravels Depot and 25 years of Stagecoach in Chesterfield.

To celebrate, Stagecoach’s 7.30pm journey from Chesterfield to Clay Cross and 8pm journey from Clay Cross to Chesterfield on service 54, will be accompanied by a parade of special and historic preserved buses from the area.

These are set to include a modern bus in the former Chesterfield Transport green and cream livery, as worn by buses in the 1960s and 70s.

Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director, said: “As the main provider of bus travel in the town, Stagecoach is excited to be holding this event and celebrating the silver anniversary of Stagecoach in Chesterfield, 50 years of the Stonegravels Depot, which still accommodates our buses today, and 100 years of bus travel in the area.”

“We hope lots of people join us to help us celebrate this momentous occasion.”

Changes to bus services in the last 100 years include low floor access and greener engines.