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Cannock man bids farewell to Arriva after over 50 years in the bus lane

28 October 19

Stan Brookhouse

Arriva Cannock has bid a fond farewell to one of the business’ longest serving employees, as bus driver, Stan Brookhouse, heads off on a well-earned retirement.

Stan, 73, who joined the bus industry in the Autumn of 1965, has taken the decision to wave goodbye to a career spanning 5 decades and 4 operators, so that he can spend more time with family and friends.

Having started as a bus conductor for what was then Harpers, staying with the business through a number of take-overs by the National Bus Company, before moving to Chase Bus Services which was then acquired by Arriva Midlands in 2007, Stan, who has a life-long fondness for buses, has consistently been a safe pair of hands, fulfilling a number of roles during his working life, most recently as a driver at Arriva’s Delta Way depot.

General Manager for Arriva Cannock, Jack Grove, said of Stan: “Stan has been the lynchpin of this business for longer than most of us can remember and he is so very valued by all of us – for his vast experience, his wise counsel and his great sense of humour.

“He is a true character, a proper gentleman, with many a tale to tell, and he has been an absolute credit to Arriva. We really can’t thank him enough for all his years of hard work and dedication, not just on behalf of Arriva, but for the local bus industry as a whole. He will be greatly missed by colleagues and customers alike, but we wish him all the best for what we’re sure will be a fun-filled retirement.”