I wanted to work on the railway…

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Tim Roberts, who now drives part time for Lawson’s of Corby, still has his conductor’s and driver’s badges. ANDY IZATT

Tim Roberts’ time in the industry spans more than half a century – a rare achievement. When CBW’s predecessor, Coachmart was founded in 1978 he’d already been working for United Counties for more than a decade – as he explained to Andy Izatt

Tim Roberts has worked in the bus and coach industry for more than half a century and he’s been driving buses and coaches for almost as long – 45 years. “All told, it’s 52 years, which is a long time,” he pointed out. “What I actually wanted to do when I was at school was get a job working on the railway, but the careers advisor said there was no future in that. Before I left school, Kettering’s engine shed was closed and the staff train that used to run from Kettering to Wellingborough where the shed was still open was discontinued. I decided to look at what else was transport related. […]

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