In the Early Thirties the Omnibus replaced the Trams and MANSFIELD was really well served by the following —
Mansfield District Traction Co. with their garage on Sutton
Midland General were also on Sutton Road on the same site
East Midland were situated on Chesterfield Road
Baker Brothers I seem to Remember had a facility on Westfield Lane before you got to Rosemary Street – I am not sure of this.
Wass Brothers had a garage on Westfield Lane at the bottom of Somersall Street where there now is the Redgate Public House.
Trent Motor Traction had their garage was at the bottom of Skerry Hill but could only accomodate single deckers, double deckers used the East Midland Garage
The Smaller Operators
Ebor Bus Co based on Nottingham Road and ran a service to Alfreton via chesterfield Road and Abbott Road and Sutton in Ashfield.
The Red Bus company who operated to Welbeck Colliery Village (now known as Meden Vale), was Based at Mansfield Woodhouse.
Trumans of Shirebrook running services to that area.
Naylor’s who operated a service to Alfreton, was South Normanton based.
There was also Wains Coaches on Big Barn Lane and Taggs Tigers. Both only did private hire, although before some control, they did attempt to run a service to the South Normanton and Alfreton Areas