As May 2020 draws to a close we recall May 2010 when a reunion was held for former Coventry Transport and early years West Midlands PTE Coventry staff. The event saw a large number of former Coventry bus workers attend and included the sight of three former Coventry Transport Daimler CVGs, 239, 333 and 334 which were joined by a former Coventry Transport Fleetline and also a former WMPTE Metrobus 2 in Coventry Transport colours.
Following a trip to the Earlsdon area of Coventry a number of the buses continued to Nuneaton where a what might have been scenario of an abandoned idea for a Nuneaton-Coventry joint service operation between Midland Red and Coventry Transport was staged. To assist with the photo-shoot in Nuneaton a Midland Red S16 saloon and a Midland Red D9 double deck were provided.
We were also pleased to have former BBC West Midlands and BRMB radio presenter Les Ross on board and who obliged by donning a jacket, ticket machine and cash bag to recreate a typical scene from the past.
Here is a selection of images from May 16th 2010.
We dedicate this posting to the growing number of former bus staff who joined the event on the day but who, sadly, are no longer with us.