Trent Barton's Big 100th Birthday Party - photo special!

Last Sunday saw Trent Barton's Big 100th Birthday Party take place at their depot in Langley Mill.

Wright Solar bodied Scania FJ58 KKT was the star of the show, it carries a special centenary livery with the names of 100 important people in the history of the company.

The event to celebrate the centenary of the founding of Trent Motor Traction saw a gathering of Trent Barton vehicles past and present, as well as lots of other attractions for the whole family including rides through the bus wash, depot & workshop tours, fairground rides, live music and food stalls - all whilst at the same time raising money for the Lewis Mighty Fund.

Our occasional correspondant Damon Powell attended the event and here with a selection of his photographs we take an enjoyable look at a small selection of Trent Barton's very smart modern vehicles which were on display...

Optare Tempo SR YJ12 GWO branded for the i4 service, so far Trent Barton have been the only buyer of this bus type.

Mercedes Benz Citaro BN09 FWW carries this smart black based branding for the Calverton Connection.

Trent Barton also brand and colour code the interiors of their buses, seen here is the interior of the Calverton Connection Citaros.

Looking equally as smart is Optare Solo SR YJ12 NBE which is branded for the allestree service in Derby.

The branded interior carried by the allestree Solo SRs is seen here.

This final photo shows Wright Solar bodied Scania FJ55 AAO which was providing rides through the bus wash - a very popular attraction.

All of the photographs in this post were kindly supplied by and are © Damon Powell, for loads more photos from the event check out Damon's Flickr Photostream.