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The following items are available from the West Country Historic Omnibus and Transport Trust.


Cornwall: Are We All Here? Public Transport South of Lizard


S H Bray, Gunwalloe

Cliff & Mellor, Ruan Minor

Ernest Hancock, Lizard

Joe Hart, Coverack

Pollard family, Ruan Minor

Pilado Geri & Sons, St Keverne

John Williams, St Keverne

Buses of GWR and Western National

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Cornwall: Buses in the bottom Left Hand Corner - The story of early public transport in the tip of Cornwall. Includes such operators as Abner Grenfell, St Buryan; James Hills, Sennen; Praed’s Motor Service of Marazion and Marazion Garage Ltd (St Michael); Tol Pedn, Porthcurno; W T Warren, (Defender) Trewellard; the West Penwith Motor Company (Dolly Pentreath and Cornish Express); Allen & Gill, St Just; References go back to their predecessors, the horse ‘buses of St Just, St Buryan, St Levan and Sennen. Also covers the early years of the Great Western Railway road motors and Western National with many contemporary accounts. 60 pages with illustrations and vehicle tables.


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Cornwall: Buses round the Camel - Early public transport in the area bounded by the River Camel and the north coast of Cornwall including the stories of Blakes of Delabole, W.A.Hawkey of Wadebridge, Prout Brothers of Port Isaac. 40 photos plus illustrations, maps timetables and vehicle details. References also made to Cleave, Delabole;  Dingle & Mobley, St Minver;  Forward, St Breward;  Hill & Son, Wadebridge;  Irwin, Trebetherick;  Jeffs, St Breward;  Jewell, St Mabyn;  Kestel & Son, Bodmin;  Lander, Rock;  Tabb, Trebetherick;  Taylor & Tucker , Port Isaac;  Haddy, Camelford;  Martin, Camelford;  Saltern, Camelford;  Orton, Delabole and Willcocks, Blisland


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Cornwall: By Bus and Boat to Rame - Public transport on, to and from the Rame peninsula of Cornwall, covering the fishing villages of Cawsand and Kingsand and the larger settlement of Millbrook. Includes Millbrook Steamboat & trading Company.  Now re-published as a single A4 volume. References also made to Haddy, Kingsand;  Chalk’s Garage, Torpoint;  Wigglesworth (Antony Motor Company), Antony;  Hockin, Anderton;  and Skinner, Millbrook.


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Cornwall: By Horse and Motor to Lanson - includes references to: Sleeman & Adams, Launceston; Cowling, Canworthy Water;  Crowle, Higher Crackington;  Furze, Werrington and Lifton;  Gregory, Launceston;  Hallworth, Launceston;  Hooper, Five Lanes;  Lifton Milling Company;  Maddock, Week St Mary;  Martin, Launceston;  Miller & Son, Launceston; Dunheved Lancia (Parsons, Launceston);  Pratt, Razare;  Prout, Tregadillet;  Rowe, Altarnun;  Sleeman, Trewint;  Sluggett, Launceston;  Smith & Son, Launceston;  Venner, North Petherwin;  Wooldridge & Son, Launceston.


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Cornwall: Grenville Motors - Celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of its formation and twenty years since the sale to Western National.  This story of a very individual bus company includes references to Berriman, Troon;  Berryman, Townshend and Gwinear;  Jewell, Carleen;  Noel Coaches, Pool;  Munday, Camborne;  Pollard, Fraddam;  Williams, Godolphin Cross.


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Cornwall: Have they fixed the where and when? - Travel between Penryn and Falmouth from the middle of the 19th century to 1973, when the last proprietor sold out. 25 photos, maps timetables and vehicle details. Includes Penryn & Falmouth Motor Company and Pelere Motors. Includes references to Pelere Motors (George), Penryn;  Harry & Tonkin, Penryn;  Riviera Services (Hearle), Mylor Bridge;  Hocking & Son, Penryn;  Pendennis Motors (Howard), Falmouth;  Penryn Saloons (Jeal), Penryn;  Kinsman, Ponsanooth;  Lewis Motors, Falmouth;  Oxford, Falmouth;  Randall, Penryn;  Penryn & Falmouth Motor Company (Rickard), Penryn;  Rapson & Son, Penryn;  Rogers & Son Motors, Penryn;  Duchy Cars (Thomas), Penryn. 


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Cornwall: Liskerrett 'Bus - This book covers early public transport in the Liskeard area of Corwall. At 64 pages long, it is slightly larger than the usual series size and therefore priced at £6-00 plus p&p. Please see order form. References include Beech’s Garage; Isaac Crapp, St Neot; Albert Gillard; Alfred Jago & Sons; Arthur Lock, Menheniot; R C and E R Clue, Menheniot; Edward Luscombe; Albert Marsh, Pensilva; J H Peake; Alfred Phillips, St Cleer; Lewis W Skentelbury; Jabez Symons, Dobwalls; Robert Taylor; A F Tonkin, Dobwalls; Rowe’s Coaches, Dobwalls; Truscott’s Garage, Liskeard; Truscott Bros, Rilla Mill and the Western National Omnibus Company. 


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Cornwall: Mouzel Bus (2008) - Includes details of the vehicles operated by Harvey, Mousehole;  and Hitchens, Newlyn.


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Cornwall: Narrow Streets and Twisting Lanes (Looe and Polperro) - 150 years of travel from Looe, Polperro and Pelynt including the stories of the well known Pearce’s Motors of Polperro and the much missed Hamblys of Kernow. 38 photos plus illustrations, maps, timetables and vehicle details including PrincessMotor Coach Tours (Dingle & Weston), Looe;  Alfred Waterfield (Looe Hotel);  and Albert West, Looe.


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Cornwall: Prout of Port Isaac - A Pictorial History - This supplements the history of the Prout family and their transport businesses included in ‘Buses round the Camel’, drawing on the family collection of photographs.


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Cornwall: The St. Austell Bus - Part 1: The Clay Villages - Dubbed the ‘Cornish Alps’ because of the landscape – read about Beacon Tours, Penwithick; The Stenalees & Roche Enterprise Motor Co Ltd (Borlace, Marshall and Kestle); J Walters (Blue Bird) St Austell; Albert Carlyon, Bodmin; Clarke (& Heayns) Westbourne Motors, St Austell; Harry Crowle, St Dennis; Currian Road Tours, Nanpean; W Bennetto (Majestic) Fraddon; Arnold Kestle (Excelsior) St Dennis; P Tonkin (Mayflower) Bugle; H Varcoe (Mid Cornwall Charabanc Co) St Austell; Keast’s Garage (Riviera) Bugle; Freeman’s Superior Coaches, St Austell; P Williams (Riviera Tours) Bugle and S Bawden (White Heather), St Austell. – First-hand accounts of the GWR bus services, HB Buses and Western National local operations.
58 pages + maps, photographs, time tables and fleet lists.


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Cornwall: The St. Austell Bus - Part 2 - Fowey to Mevagissey - John Bennett, St Blazey; Bishop & Elvins (Duchess of Cornwall) Pentewan; W Cloke (La Premiere and Endeavour) Mevagissey; S Doney (Cheerio) Par; Fowey Hotel Co Ltd; Fisherman’s Co-op, Gorran Haven;
H Griffin (New Amethyst) Tywardreath and Walter Wherry (Purple Cars), Mevagissey. First-hand accounts of the GWR bus services, HB Buses and local Western National operations. 44 pages + maps, photographs, time tables and fleet lists


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Cornwall: Travelling to Truro - Part One - The Multitude of carriers and early motor bus operators who ran to Truro from the surrounding district. Includes references and fleet details of Ball, St Stephen-in-Brannel; Ideal Motors (Julian), Grampound Road; Hoblyn, St Columb Major; Hammett, St Columb Major; Crowle, Fraddon; Bennetto & Kent, Indian Queens and Fraddon; Bazeley, Indian Queens; James Brothers, Grampound Road; Barnicoat & Son, Grampound; Pride of Veryan (Tregunna), Tregony; Empress (Gay), Portscatho; Sawle & Son, Portscatho; Pomeroy, St Mawes; Truscott, Ruan Highlanes; Lidgey’s Coaches, Tregony; and Morse, Portloe and Veryan.


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Cornwall: Travelling to Truro - Part Two - The Multitude of carriers and early motor bus operators who ran to Truro from the surrounding district. Includes reference and fleet details of Carter Brothers, Mount Hawke; Cornish, Perranporth; Cornwall Enterprise Motors, Perranporth; Fitzgerald’s Motor, St Agnes; Grigg, Goonhavern; Gray, Newlyn East; Harding, St Agnes; Harper, Son & Kellow, St Agnes; Healey, Perranporth; Hosken, Newlyn East; Mason & Gripe, St Agnes; May, Perranporth; Mitchell, Perranporth; Thomas, Trevellas; Tregoning & Sons, Perranporth; Trethewey, St Agnes; Whitfield, Goonhavern; Walker, St Agnes; and Tremain, Zelah.


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Cornwall: Travelling to Truro - Part Three - The Multitude of carriers and early motor bus operators who ran to Truro from the surrounding district. Includes references and fleet details of Banfil & Barrington, Mawnan Smith; Bowden, Constantine; Burley & Son, Truro; Courage, Constantine; Davey, Stithians; Goldsworthy, Lanner; Johns Brothers, Wendron; Jose, Chacewater; Lean, Truro; McMaster, Helford Passage; Manley, Lanner; Martin & Dunstan, Porkellis; Martin Brothers, Ponsanooth; Moon & Son, Truro; Pengelly, Truro; Penhaligon, Truro; Penlerrick, Constantine; Red Car Company, Stithians; Richards, Truro; Truronian (Richards & Son), Truro; Symons, Bissoe; Taylor’s Transport, Truro; Trenhaile, Feock; Trewren, Lanner; Truro & District Traction Co Ltd; and Ward, Helford Passage.


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Cornwall: Troon Bus - Includes fleet details of Berriman, Troon;  Benny, Camborne;  Tremayne, Troon and Blackrock;  Rowling, Camborne;  and Williamson’s Garage, Camborne.


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Devon: Ashburton, Buckfastleigh & District - Originally published as Motor ‘Buses of Ashburton, Buckfastleigh and Holne in the 1990’s, it has now been re-written to include new information and extended to include Rattery and South Brent. Information can be found on Gayton’s Coach and E O Babington (Blue Cars) of Ashburton; W J French, Holne; W Hard & Son and L J & G Wakeham, South Brent; J Millman, Buckfastleigh; Webber Bros of Lanscove and G Senior, Torquay.
38 pages include illustrations and vehicle tables.


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Devon: Astonville - Second (revised) edition. The story of a pioneer Devon country ‘bus proprietor, Norman Ashton of Halwill, as recalled through his staff, passengers and contemporary accounts. The title is a tribute to Norman’s services that covered the little visited and largely unknown tract of country lying between Okehampton, Launceston and Holsworthy on the Devon and Cornwall border. First published in 1998 it has now been revised to include details of Norman’s fleet and those of S Brock of Ashwater, W Wivell of Halwill and Caracoa Tours Ltd of Folly Gate (and later Launceston). It also covers Ashtonville Coaches of Halwill which D & M Perrie continued as successors to Norman Ashton in 1962. 34 pages, illustrations and vehicle tables.


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Devon: Budleigh Bus, The - Covering the East Devon districts of Exmouth, Woodbury, East Budleigh, Colaton Raleigh and Otterton, the story covers mainly the operations of Hart’s Bus Service based at Budleigh Salterton.  References appear for Devon General;  Croscols;  Easton, Budleigh Salterton;  Sheppard & Blackburne, Budleigh Salterton;and Searle & Sons, Budleigh Salterton and the Devon Motor Company (Sweet) of Exmouth. 


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Devon: Chagford and Cream (2012 revision) - The story of A E Thomas who, in 1926, moved from Witheridge to Chagford to take over a motor bus and coach business.  After the Second World War Mr Thomas bought a coach business in Torquay and this covers his time in that resort too. Also mentions other operators in that area including the London & South Western and Great Western railways’ bus services.  46 pages, 21 pictures, maps and timetables, etc.


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Devon: Colwill's Magnificent Greys - Includes details of Colwills, Ilfracombe;  Shiers, Ilfracombe;  Baker, Combe Martin;  Busby, Weare Giffard;  Cockram, Combe Martin;  Dyer, Braunton;  Hodges, Combe Martin;  Marshall, Torrington;  Russett, Bristol;  Shapcott, Combe Martin;  Simpson, Woolacombe;  Taylor, Ilfracombe;  Thorne, Ilfracombe; and Heather Cars (Waldon), Ilfracombe.


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Devon: Devon Motor Bus Directory 1931 - Motor bus and tramway services in Devon during the period just before the introduction of licensing under the 1930 Road Traffic Act.  Lists all services operated by Devon General, Western National, Southern National, the Corporations of Plymouth and Exeter and the many independent operators.  Also lists all known vehicles at that date (except Western and Southern National).  64 pages, some 50 pictures of vehicles in service in 1931, plus maps, etc.


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Devon: Four Pence to Orcombe Point - The story of early public transport around Exmouth. Read about the development of Arcadia (Sellers & Co), Abbott’s Blue ‘Bus Service, The Devon Motor Company (L P Sweet), Enterprise (J H Shaddick), Albert Harris, Millers, Burbury & Sumner (Royal Blue), Frank Searle, J Miller & Sons, J E Payn and G Hayne. Sea front services using Shelvoke & Drewry Freighters (Motor Trams), details of which can be found in the extensive vehicle tables at the back of the book.


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Devon: Hundreds of Room (Hartland and Bideford) - Early public transport in the Clovelly and Hartland area and includes details of Beer & Sons, Hartland;  Braund, Clovelly;  British (BAT Ltd),Bideford;  Bushell, Clovelly;  Colwill, Hartland;  Gifford, Hartland;  Grimmett, Hartland;  Moore, Woolfardisworthy;  O’Donnell, Hartland;  Penwarden, Hartland;  Prouse, Hartland;  Redclift, Hartland;  and Williams, Hartland.


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Devon: Newton Abbot & District, Motor Buses of - First published in the 1990’s, now in a revised edition, the story from the steam ‘buses of 1911 through the 1920’s when competition led to a fare of 1d (one old penny) between Newton Abbot and Kingsteignton. Includes the little Blue ‘Bus (Perkins & Laramy), Balls Ltd (Newtonian), A C Bulpin (Pride of the Moor), Trigg & Randall, G J Wills, G W Harris & Son (Ipplepen), Howe & Turner (Speedwell), Down & Boucher (Forgetmenot), W Hannaford, W E Cholwill, E E Down and others. Vehicle tables feature at the back of book.


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Devon: Okement
Originally published in 1995 under the title Motor Buses of Okehampton and Northlew,
This book was relaunched in 2017 after being considerably revised.
Clement Andrew
W T Allin
Norman Born 
John Brooking
Bruce Bros and Parker
S P Gunn
J G Heywood
W J Jordon
Mesdames Hockings and Powlesland
L J Morris
W Palmer
Ruby Sampson
Alfred Temby     
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Devon: Plymstock and Yealmpton, Bygone buses of - Includes details of Browne, Holbeton;  Eddystone Motors (Coath), Plymouth;  Hodge, Noss Mayo;  Hollow, Yealmpton;  Zenith (Lowe), Plymouth;  Page, Elburton;  Potter, Holbeton;  Palace Saloons (Pullen), Plymouth;  and Wadmore, Plymstock.


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Devon: Plympton & Cornwood, Motor Buses of -The second edition of this title covers the bus and coach operators in the Plympton and Cornwood areas. You will find details of Plympton proprietors Goad Bros (Ensign), C Hopper and S Berryman (H&B), J M Morkam (Concord), F J Nicholls and W C Palmer, plus S G Newman of Cornwood and the Lee Moor Co-operative Society. 30 pages, illustrations and vehicle tables.


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Devon: Rambler Remembered (Axminster) - The story of Stan Wakley of Membury and Axminster and his business 1927 – 1960.


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Devon: Tally Ho!, Bluebell, Poppy and more : Early motor buses and coaches in the Kingsbridge area. This updated edition includes the stories of an additional 13 operators in the Thurlestone, South Milton, Salcombe and East PrawlePrawle area, including Adams, Salcombe;  Boyd, Thurlestone Sands;  Clark, East Allington;  Elliott, Salcombe;  Etheridge, South Milton;  Greener, Salcombe;  Ingram, Bantham;  Richards (Kingsbridge Motor Works), Kingsbridge;  Prowse, Kingsbridge;  Wray, Kingsbridge;  Kingsbridge, Salcombe & South Devon Motor Company;  Noyce, Kingsbridge;  Oke Brothers, Kingsbridge;  Partridge & Sons, East Prawle;  Putt, East Prawle;  Quay Garage, Kingsbridge;  Salcombe Motor & Marine Engineering Co Ltd;  Smallridge, Salcombe;  Trant, Kingsbridge;  Tucker, East Prawle;  Walbank, Kingsbridge;  Lord, South Milton; and Wellington, Kingsbridge.


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Devon: Tom Wills' Bus (Atherington) - The story of the North Devon bus and coach business of Tom Wills.  Based at Atherington, his services covered the districts of Bishop’s Tawton, Cobbaton, Chittlehampton, South Molton, Chittlehamholt, Chulmleigh, Burrington, High Bickington, Torrington and Umberleigh.  Mention also made of Farley of Ashreigney.


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Devon: Tor Bus Remembered (2nd Edition 2014) - When first published twenty years ago this book proved to be extremely popular. Out of print for many years, this second edition includes some additional memories and some changes in photographs. Don’t miss the story of a much loved Dartmoor ‘bus service as told by the owners, J Potter & Sons, their staff and passengers, supplemented by much more information. Lists many family names of the Ilsington and Liverton areas and provides a list of the vehicles operated between 1921 and 1963.


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Devon: Tramcar, Motor Bus and Charabanc Services 1921




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Devon: Travelling around Tavistock




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Devon: Twin Peaks and Toastracks - Includes details of services and vehicles used by the known operators based in Sidmouth, including Burgoyne Brothers;  E G Butter;  A S and E C Dean;  Claude Martin;  Sidmouth Motor Company;  W Dagworthy and the Ottery St Mary business of F Heath. 


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Devon: Up and Over and Down Through - This book includes references to operators based in and around the Seaton area of Devon.  Known details are given about Bastable, Colyton;  Chaplin & Rogers, Chard;  Clapp, Seaton;  Dowell, Branscombe;  Good, Seaton; Lewis, Beer;  Smith, Seaton;  Trevett & Co, Seaton and Good of Beer.


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Devon: Wheels around Witheridge - Covers in detail the bus and coach operators found serving the small mid Devon communities of Knowstone, Rackenford, Black Dog, Morchard Bishop, Puddington, Pennymoor, Cruwys Morchard, Poughill, Cheriton Fitzpaine and Puddington, to mention a few.  Witheridge, being the hub, supported the Witheridge Transport Company; Thomas Brothers;  and Tidball Brothers.  Farther afield, details are given of Cligg, Marianleigh;  Glanville, Oakford;  Gunn, Rackenford;  Cherry Cars (Heywood and Greenslade), Cheriton Fitzpaine;  the Morchard Bishop vehicles of Leach, Roberts and Mason;  Osborne, West Worlington;  Prior, Woolfarworthy; Squire, Puddington; Thorne, Tiverton;  and Webber & Son, Bishops Nympton. 

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Dorset: Along the dusty road - Part 1 - Piddle Valley & The Blandford Road - Includes references to the following names of operators which, for clarity, are listed by location.

Alton Pancras:  Jeanes

Buckland Newton:  Sibley, Pickett and Russell

Dewlish:  Stone and Cutler

Hazelbury Bryan:  Drake, Lugg, Coombes and Knight

Hilton:  House

Milborne St Andrew:  Toop;  Butler

Milton Abbas:  Lovell, Bolt, Bower and Harmer

Okeford Fitzpaine:  Fripp

Piddletrenthide:  Hawker, Jackson, Davis and Abbot’s Garage

Winterborne Whitechurch:  Orchard                 

Winterbourne Stickland:  Sprackling and Vacher


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Dorset: Along the dusty road - Part 2 - The Poole & Wareham Roads - Includes references to the following names of operators which, for clarity, are listed by location.

Bere Regis:  Toop, Roper, Hoare and Vacher

Bloxworth:  Davis

Bovington Camp

Briantspuddle:  Laws

Broadmayne:  Russell, Paul, Trevess, Martin and Bishop

East Chaldon:  Goult and Webb

Lulworth Cove Hotel

Osmington:  Spiller

Owermoigne:  Bale

Puddletown:  Caundle;  Knight and Lane

Tolpuddle:  Loveless

Winfrith Newburgh:  Westmacott, Ironside and Coleman

Winterborne Kingston:  Farr

West Lulworth:  Snelling, Chaffey and Burgin

West Stafford:  Brake

Weymouth:  Blandmere, Lillington, Cornick and Diffey

Wool:  Whiting


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Dorset: Along the dusty road - Part 3 - Maiden Newton & The Yeovil Road - Includes references to the following names of operators which, for clarity, are listed by location.

Bere Regis & District Motor Services

Cattistock:  Pearce, Darch and Willcox

Cerne Abbas:  Yearsley and Thorne

Evershot:  James, Legg and Sweet & Son

Frampton:  Platt

Maiden Newton:  Mearns

Stratton:  Cox

Sydling St Nicholas:  Crabb, Lovell and Terrell


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Dorset: Along the dusty road - Part 4 - Cerne Valley & The Bridport Road - Includes references to the following names of operators which, for clarity, are listed by location.

 Bridport:  Gillham and Butler Brothers

Burton Bradstock:  Smith

Cerne Abbas (Abbot’s Cernel):  Yearsley, Thorne and Hardy & Crumpler

Charminster:  Herrison Hospital

Dorchester:  Whitty

Godmanston:  Crabb

Hazelbury Bryan:  Knight, Webber and Sargeant

Leigh:   Charles

Litton Cheney:  Willcox and Pitcher

Marnhull:  Trim and Little

Martinstown:  Ralph

Puncknowle:  Laver and Churchill

Sydling St Nicholas:  Lovell, Terrell, Crabb and Pearce

Winterborne Abbas:  Biggs

Winterborne Steepleton:  Markey


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Somerset: Buses of Stowey, Stogursey and Spaxton ... includes

Aplin, Kilve
Aplin & Son, Bridgwater
Bridgwater Motor Company
Date & Sons, Spaxton
Metford Day, Nether Stowey
Llewellyn Harding, Burnham on Sea
Ethel Harding, Burnham on Sea
Haybittel, Nether Stowey
Hill, Enmore
Hobbs, Nether Stowey
Howard, Stogursey
Jenkins, Goathurst
Payne, Stogursey
Perry, Stogursey
Phillips, Over Stowey
Quantock Hauliers, Bagborough
Waterman, Spaxton

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Somerset: Buses West of Quantocks

Includes ....

Hanks, Bishop’s Lydeard

Charlie Withers, Bagborough

Robert Currey (Lavender Blue), Taunton

Thomas’s Posting Establishment Ltd, Taunton

Cosy Coach Service and Relion (Stone & Hibbert), Taunton

Dunn’s Services, Taunton

Quantock Hauliers (Street), Kilve

Colman, Bishop’s Lydeard

Hyland, Combe Florey

Jennings, Crowcombe

Buses of National and Western National

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Somerset: Hats off to the past - The story of W G Harrison, trading from the Royal Blue garage, Clapton and the business of the Green family of both Whitchurch Canonicorum and Bridport who traded as Pride of the Vale. The two operators between them covered the hinterland between Crewkerne, Axminster and Bridport that included the villages and hamlets of Bettiscombe, Birdsmoorgate, Broadwindsor, Charmouth, Chideock, Clapton, Coles Cross, Dottery, Drimpton, Fishpond, Greenham, Hawkchurch, Holditch, Horn Ash, Kittwhistle, Lambert’s Castle, Marshwood, Merriott, Monkton Wyld, Pilsdon, Shaves Cross, Thorncombe, West Bay, Weycroft, Whitchurch Canonicorum, and Wootton Cross (for Wootton Fitzpaine). Reference also made to Bartlett of Broadwindsor and Pennel King of Crewkerne.
30 pages, 10 pictures, maps and time tables plus fleet lists.

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Somerset: Rivalry and Retaliation - Describes the development of rural bus services in the Blackdown Hills on the Devon / Somerset border and the surrounding lower plains within a triangle Taunton - Seaton – Yeovil.  Includes references to the following names which, for clarity, are listed by location:-
Bower Hinton I Wintle and A Murray
Chard John and Nathaniel Brown; F Chaplin and T Rogers; F Crichard; Esau Huish; John Masters; William Love and William Vallance
Combe St Nicholas W Miles and S Lee
Ilminster F Davis (later Taunton); R Patten; F Sully & Sons
Shepton Beauchamp H Cornelius
Wambrook Sidney Melhuish
Winsham Appleby & Sons; Eddie and W G Partridge

48 pages, 13 pictures, maps, time tables and fleet lists

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Somerset: Somerset Motor Bus Directory - 1931 - A look at motor ‘bus and tramcar services at a time before private motor car ownership became widespread. Included is a description of the development of services in the county and pen pictures of many proprietors, together with lists of services (including Bath Tramways Motor Co, Bristol Tramways, Great Western Railway, Western National and Southern National) together with details of vehicles owned at the start of that year. Many maps and photographs. 66 pages.

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Somerset: Wakes Services - The Early Years - A detailed history of the Wake business of Sparkford who became a major independent operator, providing bus services within an area largely bounded by Glastonbury, Shepton Mallet, Frome, Bourton, Wincanton, Henstridge, Sherborne, Yeovil, Ilchester, Somerton and Street.  Within this area you will find references to the following names which, for clarity, are listed by location:-
Barton St David W H Parker
Bruton Powell & Rossiter;  West End Garage
Butleigh James Baulch
Cattistock Darch & Willcox
Curry Rival Osmond Bros
Creech Heathfield John Mitchell
Gillingham J & O Withers
Keinton Mandeville Francis Webb
Kingsdon A Beel
North Cadbury Ralph Cox
West Pennard E J Cocks & Son;  W Hill
Wincanton T Budgen & Son;  Bertram Chinn;  Harold Woodcock

52 pages, 29 pictures including covered cover; maps , time tables and fleet lists.

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Wiltshire: 100 Years of Travel from Maiden Bradley - covers the period 1898 – 1998 and includes the story of Leathers Coaches.  Now re-issued as a single A4 volume, it also contains references to J Button & Sons, M Cruse and Cornelius & Sons of Warminster; E Trollope and Adams of Horningsham;  Martin Bros of Frome and Charles Woodcock & Sons of Wincanton.  42 pages, 23 pictures, maps and fleet lists.

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Wiltshire: All Aboard the Skylark - a comprehensive survey of the people who developed services into Salisbury, including Buddens of West Tytherley and Stockbridge;  Frank Shergold of Woodfalls and Chilmark;  Empress Coaches; Hants & Sussex; Liss & District Omnibus Company; and Alfred, Reginald and Frederick Moore of Lockerley.  66 pages, 52 pictures plus maps and fleet lists.

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Wiltshire: Chalk in Radiator - No.1 - The Upper Avon Valley -

Here you will find references to the following places and people connected with bus services :–

Amesbury  - The Corner Garage; Hubert Ayers; Edwin Cockle; Gordon Jenkins; William Witt; William Worsdell and Herbert Wright
Bulford - Sidney Overington; Edward Pearce and H Stinchcombe
Durrington - Thomas Bannister; Arthur Corp; Charles Haines; Arthur Hawkins and Mark Ranger
Enford        - Horace Clarke; Frank Dreweatt and Francis Perrett
Figheldean - Edmund and Dudley Stanfield
Netheravon - S Kite; Percy Sawyer; Ralph Toomer; Alfred White and Joseph and Arthur Whitmarsh
Upavon      - Edwin Cave; Charles Fuller; W C Mortimer and Swatton Bros
Upper Woodford - Frederick Sawyer


Plus many military establishments

35 pages, 12 pictures plus maps and fleet lists

£5.00 + P&P £1-00 Ref RG82

Wiltshire: Chalk in Radiator - No.2 - Nadder Valley

Here you will find references to the following places and people connected with bus services :–

Barton St Martin            - Hibberd Bros
Chilmark                     - Sidney Street and Frederick and Reginald Viney
Compton Chamberlayne - Jess Avery and Valentine Lovell  
Donhead St Andrew   - Mrs Bittleston; Mrs Askwith and W C Lewis
East Knoyle                 - Richard Bartlett; Hull & Bartlett; Athole MacBeth and Frederick Rawlings
Fovant                     - Jack Jarvis; Sidney Lever and John Witt
Semley                     - William Hallett
Shaftesbury                - Rawlings & Stevens
Sutton Mandeville      - Cyril Gray
Tisbury                    - J D Beaven; George Curry; Charles Hull and Walter Swadling  

42 pages, 10 pictures, maps and fleet lists

£5.00 + P&P £1-00 Sold Out

Wiltshire: Motor Bus and Coach Proprietors in Wiltshire 1933 ... includes
96 independent operators plus Swindon Corporation and major operators such as Wilts & Dorset, Lavington & Devizes Motor Services, Western Na
tional and Bristol Omnibus Co and Bath Tramways

£7.00 + P&P £1-00 Ref RG84


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