Monday 20 August 2012

Bus Named 'Richard Lomas'

Richard Lomas, who started this Blog in  May 2011 was very touched to receive a trentbarton bus naming for his 70th birthday in November of last year. At that time he was in hospital and wanted to be there when the naming was done, so the ceremony was postponed. As he sadly passed away in May he never lived to see his name on a bus.
Richard's family have now carried out the naming on Volvo B7RLE/ Wright  Eclipse FJ09 BXE fleet number 740 and made an occasion of it when they travelled to Nottingham by bus, carried out the naming ceremony and then rode back to Ripley on his bus.  They rounded off the day by having a family dinner at a local pub which they travelled to and from by tb bus.

The bus is in regular use on tb's  Ripley to Nottingham Rapid service.   © Dennis Basford
Dennis Basford also sent us photos of the threes in Nottingham Victoria bus station.