On returning from Poland, I opened Contact and was shocked and saddened to read that Peter Bannister has died. I first met Peter when he joined the Trent bus company as a school-leaver and the last time I saw him was at Showbus last September when I promised to send him copies of pictures I had taken a few days earlier. I was looking forward to seeing him again in Odessa next month.
My recollection is that I first introduced him to the Museum but on reflection I now think that David Hitchen had that honour. All three of us worked at the former Trent head office in Uttoxeter Road, Derby.
Kath and I will be thinking about him when we go to see the new Derby Bus Station which opens today.