Bury Market welcomes its 1,000th coach of the year!
One thousand coaches have now visited Bury Market this year bringing visitors from all over the UK and abroad.
The 1,000th coach came from Barnsley, South Yorkshire and is home to Gee Vee Travel, a tour operator which frequently schedules coach trips to Bury Market. Gee Vee is a family-run business and has been running tours and day excursions since 1984.
The driver of the Coach was given a surprise on the day and presented with a bottle of champagne. Gee Vee were then contacted and invited to return to the Market to collect their certificate.
When Gee Vee next came the Deputy Mayor of Bury, Councillor Sharon Briggs, presented driver Melvin Clayton with a certificate commemorating this milestone, and all his passengers received a free Bury Market shopping bag.
Andrew Heyes, Bury Markets manager, said: "The support we have from coach companies is fantastic and we try to make their visit to us as pleasant an experience as possible.
"The market has a huge variety of goods on sale and it is ideally situated - only minutes away from the motorway network. In addition, the free coach parking, coach drivers' lounge and the free driver lunch voucher make it an ideal place to visit from an operator's point of view.
"Gee Vee Travel have been big supporters of the market so this award is rightly deserved. We hope our association with them continues for many years to come."
Pictured: One thousand reasons to visit Bury Market - Melvin Clayton receives the certificate on behalf of Gee Vee Travel from the Deputy Mayor of Bury, Cllr Sharon Briggs.
Published: 24 Nov 2014