Worcester (East Street) depot
- The East Street garage in Worcester was built circa 1870 as a skating rink on a site previously occupied by the Crystal Pavilion in Worcester’s Arboretum Pleasure Gardens. The building was constructed from corrugated iron sheeting with cast-iron pillars, and at the time, was considered one of the ugliest buildings in the county!
- Buildings used for public meetings and circuses at the turn of the century, and later as a laundry.
- Site leased to Worcestershire Motor Transport Company Limited (WMT) from Monday 7th September 1914. This comapny was forced to close their operations soon afterwards when their vehicles were requisitioned by the War Office for troop movement. It is unclear if the company had the chance to convert this site for use as a bus garage before they were forced to end their operations. It is possible the site remained unused and vehicles operated from their previous site, Worcester (St. John’s) depot.
- Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) took over all bus operations of Worcestershire Motor Transport Company Limited (WMT) from Wednesday 4th November 1914 but used Worcester (St. John’s) depot as their main base of operations in the city. A small number of vehicles used on routes outside the Worcester City boundary were later housed at East Street.
- East Street site passed to Birmingham and Midland Motor Omnibus Company Limited (BMMO—Midland “Red” Motor Services) in April 1921, and BMMO transferred all Worcester operation to the site.
- Site expanded in 1924.
- BMMO operations in Worcester transfered to Worcester (Padmore Street) depot, in May 1928, with the East Street site being used only for overnight vehicle storage.
- Site non-operational from 1930.
- Site let to Worcester Corporation for use as a fruit and vegetable market from 1936.
- Depot partly used again from 1949 as an outstation of Worcester (Padmore Street) depot, with an allocation of 15 vehicles. Full possession regained later.
- Non-operational again in the 1960s. Used by the South Division body shop and the Worcester Driving School.
- Depot closed on Friday 28th May 1971. South Division body shop moved to Malvern (Spring Lane) depot.
- Building demolished in 1972, area redeveloped for housing.