Drivers and Conductors

Billy Chaddock  (Little Bill)Conductor
Frankie HoldcroftSupposedly the first Conductor Sam Employed.Conductor
Fanny HoldcroftNot Employed but had Vital Role!Made Tea For drivers
Alfie Morganconductor
Billy SchofieldDriver
Maurice AustinDriver
Joe Berrisford
Lenny Lovattconductor
Stan BrownDriver
Dennis Morrisconductor
Peggy Sheldonconductor
Bob CumberlidgeWorked Garage Shift after Sid Shaw
Sid ShawDriver on Garage Shift
Frankie FrostDriver
Jack Suttonconductor
Bill Snapeconductor
Tony PomelliDriver
Graham SaltDriver
Charlie LutasDriver
Bill WoodDriver
Freddie WillottPart Time Driver
Neville CunliffeDriver
Terry RuleDriver
Graham Adams

This is a work in progress.

Almost every member of the famillies helped out at various times and in many ways not recorded here.  Regular family staff were

Name Relation What They Did
Gordon Turner SnrSonDriver, Mechanic, did everything really but came into his own on coach outings.
Edwin TurnerSonDriver – Mechanic. Did the Wages untill 1970
Olwyn SnapeDaughterConducted (especially during the war years) and worked in the office after 1974 after Roy Turner died
Allan TurnerSonDriver and garage duties started to do office work in late 60’s.  Always did the signwriting.
Roy TurnerSonAlways lived at the Garage.Was born and died there.Was a conductor and a qualified mechanic (Associated Buses).He also counted all the money and cashed up on a Sunday morning.
Gordon TurnerSon of Gordon Turner SnrFirst Grandson to work officially for businessStarted conducting, working in the garage and then driving. Worked for PMT after the takeover
Russel TurnerSon of Gordon Turner SnrConducted especially while off from University
Stephen TurnerSon Of Edwin TurnerGarage work   Worked for PMT after the takeover
Peter Roy TurnerSon Of Roy TurnerGarage work, cleaning as a boy then occasionally conducting when 16 (without badge) badged at 18 and conducted most Saturdays and Bank Holidays untill 24 then occasionally as needed
Geoffrey Allan TurnerSon of Allan TurnerConducted the Mill Girls Bus before School and during Holidays


  8 comments for “Drivers and Conductors

  1. Graham Salt
    August 14, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    My wife’s father Dennis Bourne was a driver in the early 1950s my future wife Jennifer lived on High Lane at that time. When I drove for Turners was 1965 to 68 and 1974 75 and part time in between, in my second period after Roy’s death I did the weekly vehicle inspections Leek mill girl and Clayton High School runs morning and evening.
    I hope you find this informative Graham Salt

    • August 15, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Hi Graham
      Hope you are well. Thanks for commenting, I remember you very well. Can you remember some of the other staff members we had?

      • Graham Salt
        August 15, 2017 at 1:31 pm

        Hi Pete
        I remember Ivan Derricott and Alan Goldstraw , Alan did not stay long. I am not sure how long Ivan worked for Turners, if I remember anyone else will be in touch.
        Regards Graham S

  2. Winston P-Brown
    February 24, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I think “Billy Chaddock” was actually Billy Chadwick, the brother of my uncle, John Oliver Chadwick. I remember as a child travelling with my Aunty Kathleen, John Oliver’s wife, on Turner’s Buses when Billy was in attendance.

    July 22, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I be leave Allan Goldstraw also drove for Turners Buses

  4. David Griffiths
    June 13, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Hi, does anyone remember my father Leonard or Lenny Griffiths?
    I was told he was a conductor on Turners buses in the 1960s.

  5. Samuel Turner
    December 21, 2012 at 12:48 am

    dads russel t

  6. alan beardmore
    July 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    another conductor was bill tomkinson lived in heaths row now church road

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