Appeal goes out for pictures and memories of Banbury bus journeys

Stagecoach appeals for memories and photos for its centenary event
Stagecoach appeals for memories and photos for its centenary event

Bus company Stagecoach has asked local residents for pictures and memories of bus journeys for an event to mark the organisation's 100th birthday.

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire announced today (Tuesday) it will mark 100 years of the company and its predecessor providing bus services in Banbury on October 13. The date marks a century of Midland Red setting up a depot in the town and 25 years of Stagecoach ownership.

As part of the celebrations Stagecoach is calling for pictures and memories from Banbury bus journeys over the past 100 years. All of the materials will be used to create boards that will be on display at the event on October 13 to show Banbury residents what an important part of life buses have been to the town.

The event will take place in Banbury Town Centre and offer residents an exclusive chance to board vintage buses and learn all about how much the bus services have supported the town over the past 100 years.

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Managing Director, Chris Coleman said: “100 years of the Banbury bus is a great milestone for us to all celebrate and we are looking forward to the big day in October.

“We would really love to hear from residents about their experiences and memories from the bus services over the years to help us take a look back at the past 100 years and share with new residents and generations.”

Stagecoach ask that anyone wishing to share their memories or images do so by September 13. Further details of the event will follow.

Please email your memories or images to or send copies to Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, Horspath Road, Cowley Oxford, OX4 2RY.