Drivers and Conductors

Name Era Job
Billy Chaddock  (Little Bill) Conductor
Frankie Holdcroft Supposedly the first Conductor Sam Employed. Conductor
Fanny Holdcroft Not Employed but had Vital Role! Made Tea For drivers
Alfie Morgan conductor
Billy Schofield Driver
Maurice Austin Driver
Joe Berrisford
Lenny Lovatt conductor
Stan Brown Driver
Dennis Morris conductor
Peggy Sheldon conductor
Bob Cumberlidge Worked Garage Shift after Sid Shaw
Sid Shaw Driver on Garage Shift
Frankie Frost Driver
Jack Sutton conductor
Bill Snape conductor
Tony Pomelli Driver
Graham Salt Driver
Charlie Lutas Driver
Bill Wood Driver
Freddie Willott Part Time Driver
Neville Cunliffe Driver
Terry Rule Driver
Bernard Driver
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 Snr Son Driver, Mechanic, did everything really but came into his own on coach outings.
Edwin Turner Son Driver – Mechanic. Did the Wages untill 1970
Olwyn Snape Daughter Conducted (especially during the war years) and worked in the office after 1974 after Roy Turner died
Allan Turner Son Driver and garage duties started to do office work in late 60’s.  Always did the signwriting.
Roy Turner Son Always 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 Turner Son of Gordon Turner Snr First Grandson to work officially for businessStarted conducting, working in the garage and then driving. Worked for PMT after the takeover
Russel Turner Son of Gordon Turner Snr Conducted especially while off from University
Stephen Turner Son Of Edwin Turner Garage work   Worked for PMT after the takeover
Peter Roy Turner Son Of Roy Turner Garage 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 Turner Son of Allan Turner Conducted 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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