Ex-driver gets Trent Barton bus named after him for his 100th birthday

Former bus driver Kenneth Wareing has had a Trent Barton bus named after him for his 100th birthday.

Kenneth, who lives in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, saw the bus for the first time at a surprise visit to the Chilwell depot arranged by his family, where the named Indigo bus was parked next to a vintage Leyland Leopard – a vehicle he would have driven during his career.

Kenneth says it is an “absolutely terrific surprise” and has “meant a lot”.

Kenneth Wareing has bus named after him as he reaches 100
Kenneth with his grandchildren at Trent Barton’s Chilwell depot

His family chose to celebrate the milestone by donating £100 to the operator’s Namesake initiative, raising money for local children’s charity When You Wish Upon a Star.               

Kenneth drove buses for Barton Transport from 1947 to 1981, when he retired. His daughter Lynn says: “He used to bend over backwards to help people, so he was very popular for excursions.”

Jordan Kemp, Marketing and Communications Manager at Trent Barton, says: “What a lovely gift from the family. Not only has a very popular former driver got his name on a bus, the charity will put the donation to good use making a child’s dream come true.”