– the Chesterfield Bus Society

Events updated

The ‘Forthcoming Events’ page has been updated, with details added for:

The Ecclesall Road Running Day, which takes place on Sunday 1st March 2015

Excursion to The Blue Planet Aquarium / Cheshire Oaks Shopping Outlet (with transport connections available to Ellesmere Port, Chester and Liverpool) taking place on Sunday 22nd March 2015

‘Peak 10’ rally details now available

The details for our 2015 Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering, organised jointly with the Chesterfield 123 Preservation Group, are now available on this website, together with entry forms, etc. to download for those wanting to enter a vehicle to this event.

You can access this page by following the link “Peak Park Vintage Bus Gathering” at the top of the page.

Interested in entering a preserved vehicle to this event? Download further details here, and an entry form here

Transpire Evening Meeting & January News Sheet

‘Greg Lilleker’s Annual Presentation’ takes place on Tuesday 27th January 2015, held at Rose Hill United Reformed Church, Chesterfield. Full details can be found on our forthcoming events page here.

Transpire members attending the event will also receive the January 2015 News Sheet, which contains 50 pages of operator and fleet news from the local area, reports on previous events, latest changes to services in the local area, and two features – a look at buses which once served the Chesterfield area now operating elsewhere, and an article about two events which took place in Devon during September 2014 – the Kingsbridge running day and Exeter rally.

For those members who are unable to attend the meeting, your News Sheet will be sent out to you by post, and should be with you in the next couple of weeks.

Stagecoach Gold 15196

Stagecoach in Chesterfield currently have a loan vehicle from Northampton, fleet number 15196 (YN64 AOG), an Enviro 400 bodied Scania N230UD. This has been built to ‘Stagecoach Gold’ specification and livery, and is expected to be in service for up to three months in Chesterfield.

Stagecoach Chesterfield’s own 15829 (YN12 GYU) is on loan to Northampton.

Contributions of any photographs of either vehicle in service whilst on loan are most welcome for consideration in the next News Sheet. Please e-mail these to transpirenews (at) aol (dot) com. (Please substitute the brackets for the relevent symbols).

Forthcoming Events

The list of forthcoming Transpire Meetings, and Weekend Trips to Bus Rallies and Other Transport events has been updated to now include the ‘Christmas Bristol VR Morning Adventure’, ‘Greg Lilleker’s Annual Presentation’ and ‘A Presentation by Les Brunton’, together with dates for two summer evening tours. Further details can be found by clicking here.

Membership 2014 – 2015

Firstly may we say a big ‘thank you’ to the majority of members who have renewed their subscriptions, and we warmly welcome you to another year with Transpire. If you have overlooked this (easily done when we lead such busy lives), please would you kindly send your payment for September 2014 to August 2015 to our treasurer, Dennis Vickers, as soon as possible.

Our rates this year are:

  • £14.00     Adult
  • £13.00     Unwaged Person
  • £16.00     Family Membership

If you are able to spare a little extra towards the running of the Society, then this will be most welcome. Don’t worry if you have lost your membership renewal form, but just send a note giving your name and address with your payment and we will do the rest.

Please note that no further reminders will be issued, and that the November 2014 News Sheet will be the last News Sheet delivered to anyone who has not renewed before the January 2015 edition is published.