When The Bus Arrived In Chesterfield

Godfrey Holmes celebrates 100 years of Omnibus
travel in Derbyshire’s second-largest town.

Commuters need buses. Shoppers need buses. Scholars need buses. Hospital patients and their families need buses. In fact, everyone needs buses at one time or another. Nor would anyone pretend the towns and villages round Chesterfield: Staveley, Clay Cross, Bolsover, Brimington or Holmewood , wherever, enjoy a particularly high rate of car ownership per household. That privilege – sole access to a car or van – exists locally for 73 per cent of the population…