OPEN TOP BUS TOUR
28 Apr 2013
Mansfield Town's players and management toured around the streets of the town in an open top bus on Sunday, and the people of Mansfield turned out in force to greet them.
Photos by Martin Shaw: top: the bus arrives back at Field Mill, bottom: the bus goes past The Talbot
Stags chairman John Radford thanks fans for turning out for open top bus tour
Mansfield Town chairman John Radford today thanked the thousands of people who turned out on the streets of the town yesterday to see the Stags’ open top bus tour and salute their achievement as Blue Square Bet Premier League champions.
He said: “It was a great day - one I’ll remember for the rest of my life.
“To see people of all ages line the streets of Mansfield was a brilliant sight and I’d like to thank all those who turned out to applaud the players and management for their magnificent achievement this season.
“The sense of togetherness as we rode through the town was most encouraging. There were heart-warming chants and messages from those on the streets and the players and staff thoroughly appreciated the turnout.
“It was our opportunity to thank the people of the town for their support throughout a memorable campaign. They helped us over the finishing line.”
Mansfield Town basked in the glory of their BSBP championship success last weekend when they toured the town on an open top bus to show off the trophy to their supporters.
Around 5,000 fans lined the route of the two-hour journey too and from the One Call Stadium.
Chad has already published a slideshow of photographs of the day on this web site this week along with a spread on the big day in the newspaper.
Now you have a chance to relive the big day on video with this film put together by Anne Shelley.
Open-top bus route confirmed (2.45pm)
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We can now confirm the route for our open-top bus parade this Sunday through the streets of Mansfield.
The whole squad, management and backroom staff will be on the bus to show their appreciation to the Town who have supported them throughout a remarkable campaign.
The bus will depart at One Call Stadium at the new time of 2.45pm and will last approximately 40 minutes.
Chairman John Radford, who will also be on board, along with his fellow directors, said: “This will be a fine way to top-off a historic season for Mansfield Town. It’s a perfect opportunity for families and all supporters to applaud their heroes who have put the town back on the map.”
Route from One Call Stadium at 2.45pm: (Public houses listed in brackets)
Quarry Lane right onto
A60 Nottingham Road left onto (Talbot Inn & Il Rosso)
Berry Hill Lane right onto
A6191, Southwell Road West left onto (Oak Tree Pub)
A6117, Oak Tree Lane onto (Widecombe Fair)
A6117, Violet Hill onto
A6117, Pump Hallow Road right onto
B6030, Clipstone Road West left onto (Forest Town Welfare & Prince Charles)
Holly Drive left onto
Holly Road left onto
Sandlands Way right onto
A6117, Old Mill Lane left onto (Foxglove)
A60, Woodhouse Road right onto (Black Bull)
A6009, St Peters Way onto
A6009, Chesterfield Road South left onto
A6009, Rosemary Street right onto (Westfield Inn)
A38, Stockwell Gate onto
A38, Sutton Road right onto (The Red, William IV, Bold Forrester)
B6014, Skegby Lane right onto (Sir John Cockle)
A617, Beck Lane onto
A6075, Abbott Road right onto (Fox & Crown & Rufford Arms)
A6191, Chesterfield Road South onto (The Pheasant Inn)
A6009, St. Peters Way left onto
B6033, Bath Lane onto
B6033, Ravensdale Road right onto (Ravenshead Pub)
B6030, Sherwood Hall Road onto
B6030, Little Carter Lane onto
B6030, Carter Lane right onto
A6191, Rock Hill onto
A6191, Ratcliffe Gate left onto (The King’s Arms, Brown Cow)
Great Central Road right onto
Littleworth left onto
Baum's Lane right onto
A60, Nottingham Road left onto
To comply with public safety, the bus will not stop at any venue.
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