One of the last remaining bus drivers of the old Sunderland District Omnibus (SDO) Company has retired after 43 years.
Andrew Jackson, 64, was 22 when he started driving the distinctive dark blue and white SDO buses at the, now defunct, Philadelphia bus depot in Washington.
Since the SDO closed, Andrew has worked for Go North East.
Andrew’s son Iain also works for Go North East as an engineer at their Deptford depot in Sunderland.
Andrew says: “I worked every hour when my son was little so it’s nice to be able to spend more time with my granddaughters.
“I’ve enjoyed my time as a driver and I have some great memories but I’m happy to be going.”