Retirement event 31 May 2014

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TimBrown
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Retirement event 31 May 2014

Post by TimBrown » 14:40 Monday 23rd November 2020

Saturday 31 May 2014 saw a special event to Mark 85 years of Cheltenham District Traction and the retirement of Stagecoach West Managing Director Mr Ian Manning. A number of preserved buses ran on stage carriage services between Cheltenham, Gloucester and Tewkesbury as per photographs below.
These shots taken in Cheltenham;
Managing Director Mr Ian Manning and a Routemaster,
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A selection of buses at the event;
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TimBrown
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Re: Retirement event 31 May 2014

Post by TimBrown » 14:49 Monday 23rd November 2020

These shots taken in Gloucester;
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And a few pictures taken in Tewkesbury;
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Re: Retirement event 31 May 2014

Post by chason » 11:46 Tuesday 24th November 2020

Some pure nostalgia here. Many thanks for sharing this fine collection.

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Re: Retirement event 31 May 2014

Post by MattW » 18:24 Tuesday 24th November 2020

Great shots Tim. The shots in Gloucester bus station couldnt be taken now either!

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Re: Retirement event 31 May 2014

Post by AdamH » 23:37 Tuesday 24th November 2020

I remember the old Gloucester Bus Station from when I used to drive the 372/3 route from Worcester. It was closed in October 2018, so I never drove in there for Stagecoach as I started with them in January 2019. When I left Stagecoach in June 2020, the old bus station was simply a huge mount of rubble that was once the multi-story car park.

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Re: Retirement event 31 May 2014

Post by MattW » 19:16 Wednesday 25th November 2020

I used to have to meet NatEx coaches there in the dead of night. Great place to wait with random homeless, kids and drunks with no facilities for drivers.

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