Sunday, 8 June 2014

Brief History


Operations first began with around half a dozen Ford Transit minibuses in the early 190s based at premises on Station Road, Darley Dale. A Plaxton Elite bodied Bedord 45 seater became the first full size coach to be acquired sometime after the late 1980s.

During the 1990s, a peak fleet total of six coaches was achieved based at the Station Yard Industrial estate in Bakewell and other than private hire, excursions and holidays, some school contract work was successfully tendered. 
A competing Bakewell Town Service and a short lived assault on the Bakewell to Chesterfield corridor strongly defended by Hulleys of Baslow followed by a works contract to run staff from Chesterfield to Gullivers Theme Park at Matlock Bath.

Bakewell Coaches' registered address was 2 Moorhall Bakewell and quite often a coach could be found parked in the layby outside Manners School.