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Haverhill travel company wants to hear from its bus drivers of days gone by

Premier Travel is appealing for employees who worked at the company when it operated local bus and coach services to get in touch for a possible bus driver reunion.

The Cambridgeshire travel company is looking to hold a reunion later this year with some of its former bus drivers.

Premier is searching for old employees and their families, and is asking them to make contact to express their interest in a get-together.

Before branching out as a travel agency, Premier Travel started life operating local bus services between Cambridge and many surrounding market towns and villages - including Barrington, Sawston, Melbourn, Harston, Huntingdon, Haverhill, and Royston - opening a head office in Market Hill, Cambridge, and other bus depots nearby.

A Premier Travel coach driver pictured in 1956. Contributed image
A Premier Travel coach driver pictured in 1956. Contributed image

This later expanded to include express coach services and coaches to coastal resorts around the country, such as Clacton and Great Yarmouth. Premier’s bus services ran for 50 years, from 1936 to 1987.

Former bus and coach drivers or their families who would like to attend a Premier Travel reunion should email busreunion@premier-travel.co.uk to register their interest.

Paul Waters, director of Premier Travel, said: “Premier was originally founded as a local bus company operating out of Cambridge and other nearby depots.

"We would love to get together with these former employees and their families to share memories.

“We are very keen to trace back our heritage roots and so we would also be delighted to hear from anyone who can remember interesting pieces of information or has photos from back then.”

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