Buses and coaches in Walton and Weybridge

My most recent proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was an illustrated history of buses and coaches (and the services that they ran) around the Surrey-based towns of Walton-on-Thames and Weybridge. Author Laurie James has carried out much research into the various operators large and small that ran not only the local bus routes, but coach trips and excursions to places such as London and south coast resorts. It was interesting to note that a detailed network was created through the efforts of London Transport and other, smaller organisations, going through to ‘one man band’ outfits. The period of time covered was 1891 to 1986, a period which, of course, covered both World Wars, domestic housing and industrial expansion, and challenges presented by the growing numbers of private cars. Well-illustrated, the manuscript covers the story well, and highlights many parts of a comprehensive network of buses and coaches.

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