Bus driver racks up a milestone

AN Ipswich bus driver has reached a milestone after spending a working lifetime on the buses.Trevor Bloomfield, a driver at Ipswich Buses, has completed 40 years service with Ipswich Buses.

AN Ipswich bus driver has reached a milestone after spending a working lifetime on the buses.

Trevor Bloomfield, a driver at Ipswich Buses, has completed 40 years service with Ipswich Buses.

He started work for Ipswich Borough Transport on July 10, 1967, aged just 18-years-old.

His starting weekly wage as a conductor came to just £12 4s 9d, the equivalent of £12.24 today.

Mr Bloomfield was promoted to driving duties three years later in 1970 on completion of his bus driving test.

Malcolm Robson, managing director of Ipswich Buses, said: “Trevor is one of a small band of long servicing employees with our Company who have committed themselves to providing the people of Ipswich with a high quality of bus services driven by a dedicated team of local and loyal employees.

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“I am delighted that Trevor has attained this significant landmark in his working career.”

Mr Bloomfield, a well-known bus enthusiast, is being presented with vouchers to allow him to attend a bus show of his choice in Europe this year.