JH15BUS Normandy

Our client testimonials...

July 2017

Date: 26th June - 1st July 2017

Departing:  North Yorkshire

Arriving: Normandy

 

Our Drivers: Kevin Porter

Comments:

 

 

The coach was very comfortable. Kevin told us stories about the different places we visited. He has a fantastic sense of humour and was very kind to all of us.

 

 

 

Alejando Meneses, Head of Languages, Giggleswick School

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Kevin Porter                            

Date: 2nd July 2017

Departing:  Sheffield

Arriving: Reims

 

Our Drivers: Adam Rayner, Andy Gardiner

Comments:

 

Very helpful and pleasant drivers. Drove us to all our gigs and a battlefield tour! Excellent!

 

 

 

 

Amy Irvine, Tour Leader,  University of Sheffield Music Players Society

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Adam Rayner                          

Date: 3rd July 2017

Departing:Isleworth, England

Arriving: Belgium

 

Our Drivers: Dougie Andrews

Comments:

 

The drivers provided customer service above and beyond duty! The coach is comfortable, spacious & clean. Always on time. Excellent driving from both drivers. The drivers were professional yet friendly and assisted us in a lot more than transporting us. They helped move luggage and equipment and all with good humour. We were even privileged to hear Dougie play the bagpipes.

 

 

Kaye Barker, Head of Music, Gumley House Convent School

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Doug Andrews                        

Date: 6th July 2017

Departing:Halifax

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

 

Our Drivers: Gary Hudson

Comments: 

 

Gary was a great driver. Very pleasant and jolly.

 

 

 

 

 

L Manley, School Organisation Manager, NHGS

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Gary Hudson                        

Date: 9th July 2017

Departing:Sale, England

Arriving: Normandy

Our Drivers: Eric Bowerbank  

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Everything was excellent. Eric was a fantastic help throughout the tour and a pleasure to spend time with. 10/10.

 

 

 

 

A.Hastewell, Head of History, Ashton on Mersey School

Date: 7th July 2017

Departing:New Brancepeth, Durham

Arriving: Cayeux, France

 

Our Drivers: Billy Golden

Comments: 

The coach was very comfortable, excellent for the children. Fantastic driver. Very accommodating, nothing too much trouble. Our driver looked after us extremely well and could not have done more for us. When our original coach had engine problems, Billy worked hard with the company which provided a replacement coach overnight so there was no disruption to our itinerary. – Great stuff! Thank you.

 

 

 

Sheila Harrison, Deputy Head Teacher, New Brancepeth Primary School

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Billy Golden                        

Date: 1st July 2017

Departing:Halifax, England

Arriving: Normandy

Our Drivers: Billy Temporal

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The driver had excellent knowledge and very helpful. The best we have had over the years. He was excellent and helpful with our students and we staff. Would recommend him to anyone.

 

 

 

N Lamb, North Halifax Grammar School

 

Date: 7th July 2017

Departing:Peterborough

Arriving: Lake Garda, Italy

Our Drivers: Stephen Henderson

Comments: 

 

The coach was beautiful. The punctuality was impeccable at all times. We were so impressed and delighted with Steve and Ian. They could not have been more helpful, On top of the itinerary, communicating well and always working with a smile. Absolutely brilliant.

 

 

 

 

Quentin Thomas, Director of Music, Oundle School

 

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Stephen Henderson                        

Date: 6th July 2017

Departing: Halifax, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

Our Drivers: Micky Thurlaway

Comments: 

 

 

Micky was a true asset and very much part of our trip. He was totally supportive and very knowledgeable and helpful. Both Micky and the coach were outstanding. Micky was excellent with our kids.

 

 

 

Mr G.J Walker, Coach Leader, North Halifax Grammar School

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Micky Thurlaway                        

Date: 8th July 2017

Departing: Halifax, England

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

Our Drivers: Billy Temporal

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Please can you pass on my thanks to Helen who kindly made the arrangements with the driver Billy to get my 'lost' bag back to me after my recent visit to Normandy on one of your coaches. The customer service received was great, so helpful and pleasant and the plan to meet Billy enroute worked to perfection. Great trip again this year with all your drivers and coaches being brilliant. Many thanks again!

 

Rachael from North Halifax Grammar School

Date: 8th July 2017

Departing: North East of England (Various Pick ups)

Arriving: Mediacity, Manchester

Our Drivers: Billy Golden

Comments: 

 

I would like to compliment you on the day out to Manchester Media City on Saturday 8th July. The day was very well organised and the venue was a change from  the usual.  Also the driver, Billy, was very helpful and pleasant and even went out of his way to explain to BBC staff that one of our members had left her handbag (including ID) at home. So on behalf of all 12 of our U3A members, a big thank you.

 

 

 

June Marshall

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Billy Golden                        

Date: 8th July 2017

Departing: North East of England (Various Pick ups)

Arriving: Mediacity, Manchester

Our Drivers: Billy Golden

Comments: 

 

I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the trip to the BBC studios in Manchester yesterday. Billy, as ever was in fine form and looked after us very well.

 

This time we were in one of your red buses and I have say its the most comfortable coach journey I have ever had. Unlike the gold coach we used to go the Falkirk the leg room was ample and not at all claustrophobic. First Rate. I hope we always use this coach on any future trips I book.

 

Margaret Pescod

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Billy Golden                        

Date: 10 - 14th July 2017

Departing:Ulverston 

Arriving: Cologne

Our Drivers: Gordon Foster

Comments: 

 

The coach was excellently maintained and regularly cleaned. Waiting and ready to be loaded with plenty of time to spare. What an absolutely fantastic member your driver is. Of your team, Gordon has the loveliest manner with the kids and staff and has really been a key group member this week. We would book directly with your company and would request Gordon. The kids adore him and the staff have felt secure and supported. Thank you praise him enough. An asset to your company.  

 

 

Ulverston Victoria, Teacher of MFL, Kate Grones

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Gordon Foster                        

Date: 14th July 2017

Departing:Rodborough

Arriving: Normandy

Our Drivers: Harry Morton

Comments: 

 

Thanks very much for your efficiency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

L. Vernin Hunt, Teacher, Rodborough

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Harry Morton                        

Date: 14th July 2017

Departing:Silverdale

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

Our Drivers: Des Cochrane

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Very organised. Des rang me to introduce himself & discuss pick - up arrangements.  DVD and 2 screens is always best. The punctuality of the coach was always on time. The driver was always sharing very useful info - excellent knowledge. JH Coaches are a cut above the rest. Their drivers are interested in your itinerary in every aspect of the trip. Thank you to Des Cochrane - just brilliant.

 

John Ford, Assistant Headteacher, Silverdale

Date: 1 - 6th July 2017

Departing:Halifax

Arriving: Chateau du Molay

Our Drivers: Harry Morton

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Once again i've worked with drivers that have blown me away. So so good. A pleasure to work with, trustworthy with the kids, fab and hard working your staff are. You absolute credit - thank you.

 

 

Claire Lightfoot, Coach Leader, North Halifax Grammar School

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Harry Morton                        

Date: 3rd - 7th July 2017

Departing: Potton, England

Arriving: Chateau du Perron, Normandy

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson

Comments: 

 

The driver was very knowledgeable & helpful - thank you. Paul went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable and well looked after. Helpful with our additional needs. Please can we have him again?  

 

 

 

 

 

Deputy Leader, Potton Middle School

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Paul Gibson

Date: 10th - 14th July 2017

Departing: Gilesgate, England

Arriving: Le Portel, France

Our Drivers: Paul Gibson

Comments: 

 

The driver was very knowledgeable & helpful - thank you. Paul went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable and well looked after. Helpful with our additional needs. Please can we have him again?  

 

 

 

 

 

St Josephs RCVA Primary School

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Paul Gibson

Date: July 2017

Departing: Hebburn, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

Our Drivers: Kevin Robinson, Billy Temporal

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Brilliant service provided. Billy had an excellent rapport with staff and students alike.

 

 

 

 

M. Leask, Deputy Party Leader, St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Date: July 2017

Departing:Lancashire, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

Our Drivers: Harry Morton

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Our driver Harry was very helpful, friendly and full of good advice regarding the area we visited. It was the first time we'd been to Normandy and he was really helpful. We would be very happy to have harry drive for us again next year.

 

 

Louise Calton, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, Clitheroe Royal Grammar School

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Harry Morton                        

Date: 17th - 22nd July 2017

Departing:Chester-le-Street, England

Arriving: Berck Sur Mer, France

Our Drivers: Claire Davies

Comments: 

 

The driver’s knowledge was excellent. Claire has been an essential part of our trip this year and I can't believe this was her first tour. Thanks Claire for all your support and good humour.

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Davison, Head of French, Park View School

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Claire Davies                        

Date: 12 - 14th July 2017

Departing:Wallington, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

Our Drivers: Steve Henderson

Comments: 

 

 

Any queries were responded to quickly. Coach was clean and tidy. Coach arrived on time. Driver was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. Very impressed with JH Coaches - great professional service.

 

 

 

Dhrissie Nunes, Head of Department, Wallington County Grammar School

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Steve Henderson                        

Date: July 2017

Departing: Blaydon, Tyne & Wear, England

Arriving:

Our Drivers:  

Comments: 

 

I just wanted to say thank you for this week. I know it’s been rather busy but the week appears to have gone really well, and the children have had a great time on their activities. Thanks again!

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Falkous, Administration Assistant, St Thomas More Partnership of Schools

Date: 14th July 2017

Departing: Godalming, Surrey, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

Our Drivers: Micky Thurlaway  

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The coach was nice & clean. Driver was very friendly, ready to help & knowledgeable about the area. Always laughing and never complaining. Micky is a credit to your company.

 

 

 

K. Rubbels, Head of Department, Rodborough School

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Micky Thurlaway

Date: 17th - 22nd July 2017

Departing: Chester-le-Street, England

Arriving: Berck Sur Mer, France

Our Drivers: Micky Thurlaway, Claire Davies

Comments: 

 

The knowledge of the driver was excellent. Drivers can make or break a tour! Micky and Claire have definitely made ours. They were friendly, knowledgeable & very accommodating. Nothing was too much of a problem. I would recommend them highly.

 

 

 

 

Peter Davison, Head of French, Park View School

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Micky Thurlaway

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Date: 20 - 25th July 2017

Departing: Wokingham, England

Arriving: Normandy, France

Our Drivers: Gary Hudson

Comments: 

 

Gary was a friendly and helpful driver with a good sense of humour. He really added to the enjoyment of our tour - and good driving as well.

 

 

 

 

 

J. Hudson, Tour Leader, St Crispin's School

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Gary Hudson                        

Date: 16th - 20th July 2017

Departing: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

Arriving: Normandy, France

Our Drivers: Gary Hudson

 

 

I am a teacher at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Ashbourne, Derbyshire. We have just come back from a 4 day tour of Normandy and would like to thank Gordon for his excellent driving and professionalism throughout our visit.

 

 

 

 

 

Carolyn Fryer, Party Leader, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School

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Gordon Foster                        

Date: 30th July 2017

Departing: Brent, Harrow

Arriving: Holland

Our Drivers: Gary Hudson

 

The coach was clean and comfortable. The coach was always on time throughout visit. The drivers were friendly, personable and helpful at all times. Any changes were actioned with no fuss. An excellent service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Angus, Deputy Head, Brent Music Service

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Date: 13 – 16th July 2017

Departing: Manchester

Arriving: Normandy, France

Our Drivers: Adam Rayner

 

 

 

 

Adam was brilliant throughout the whole trip – calm, kind, polite, knowledgeable, fun, lovely way with my students. Thank you for helping to make the trip a success.  

 

 

 

Kelsie Shulte, Assistant Head of World Languages, Whalley Range High School

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Adam Rayner                        

Date: 19th – 23rd July 2017

Departing: Priesthorpe

Arriving: Chateau de Molay

Our Drivers: Adam Rayner

 

 

Satisfied with the customer service provided. Travel organised through Travel Company, very easy. Satisfied with the quality of the coach, the kids made use of the on-board toilet A LOT! Satisfied with the punctuality of the coach, arrived 5 minutes early. Satisfied with knowledge of the drivers, it was nice to have bits of information given to the kids about the route.

 

 

S. Forster, Head of Dept, Priesthorpe

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Adam Rayner                        

Date: 14th - 20th July

Departing: Barrow-in-Furness, England

Arriving: France

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

 

 

Kenny was very personable and professional. We were very happy with his driving, we felt very safe! Thank you Kenny!

 

 

 

Lynne Higgs, Group Leader, Walney School

Date: 30th June - 4th July 2017

Departing: Newcastle

Arriving: Chateau Beaumont, Normandy

Our Drivers: Kenny Orr

 

Very helpful staff who confirmed booking and parking recommendations. The coach was clean, comfortable – best coach I’ve been on. Always very punctual. The drivers were clearly very knowledgeable and experienced. It was a pleasure to have Kenny with us on this trip. He is so friendly and we all got on really well with him. The feeder driver Will was great too.

 

 

 

 

Laura Mullan, Head of Languages, St Mary’s Catholic School

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Date: 21st - 27th July 2017

Departing: Ripon

Arriving: Molay Littry

Our Drivers: Des Cochrene

 

 

 

Very nice new coach, everything worked well. Des knows his stuff! I’m very happy to entrust the transport and safety of my school group to JH Coaches. It’s a weight of my shoulders and tends to be good fun too.

 

 

 

 

Tom Chamberlin, Head of Modern Languages, Rippon Grammar School

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Date: 7th July 2017

Departing: Potton, Sandy

Arriving: Le Senequet, France

 

Our Drivers: Andy Smith

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The coach was very good. Andy the driver was excellent. He was helpful, friendly, cheerful and great with children. Thankyou.

 

 

 

Alex Ballard, Potton Middle School, Teacher

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