TO OTHER RELATED SITES
John Pitfield tells the
of Bere Regis in Pictures -
a fascinating gallery of images of this Dorset village in days gone by.
This site tells the story of an American lady's holiday in Evershot, when
Joanne Paul rode some of the Country Buses of Dorset.
has published many books recording the history of bus and coach
operators in the West Country, from Cornwall and Devon to Somerset,
Dorset and Wiltshire.
And this is Mark Maidment's site, the cyber home of preserved buses, trolleybuses and trams of Bournemouth Corporation Transport.
Another 'favourite' operator was Silver Star, running into the
cathedral city of Salisbury from 1923 to 1963 - in Wiltshire yes, but
only a dozen miles from the Dorset county
The website of WHOTT
- the West of England Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust -
vision is of a permanent museum in the West Country, devoted to the
history of public and commercial road transport in the region.
another cathedral city, was
home to the fondly
remembered King Alfred Motor Services. A name and operation
today by the Friends
of King Alfred Buses.
For further information about the buses of Lincolnshire
LEYTR site is well worth a look.
Paul Lacey has written about the buses and coaches of the
Valley area and Newbury, this is his website
of his books.
is a comprehensive history of Harrington
the body builder - with those oh so well remembered dorsal fins!
For the history and fleets of a diverse range of bus operators
around the country, see
Peter Gould's pages (formerly Mobile Museum and British Bus
Archives). This informative site includes the history of
Hants and Dorset Motor Services Ltd. To access
these histories, go to
Peter Gould's web page and consult the alphabetical index of
operator histories and fleet lists.
If tickets are of interest, then the Transport
may be informative.
The sites of two French transports associations are worthy of
and also France
And lastly Steve Annell's site The
Bus Station has links all over the country
and the world .................
TO SITES OF OTHER TRANSPORT INTEREST
This is the site to visit if the names of Cosens
steamers like Embassy,
Monarch and Emperor of India evoke fond memory.
And Tom Lee's site the
Steamer Picture Gallery is of
Weymouth" by Richard Clammer,
published in September 2001, tells the story of the Cosens
paddle steamers from 1918 until
the end of operations in 1966. ISBN 0 906294 47
9. Obtainable from
Press, Truro, Cornwall.
A second volume, covering the period from 1848 to 1918 was published in
Autumn 2005 and this is obtainable from Black
And on this site you will find out about the journeyings of
Elizabeth - now moored at a new home in Dunkirk
And this is the place to go for information about the last sea
steamer of them all, the Waverley.
HAULAGE AND ROAD TRANSPORT
Jempsons of Rye in Sussex and Wymeswold in Leicestershire have
history stretching far back in the haulage trade. Still very much
in business today with a fleet of 85 vehicles their story is told here.
- the Association of
Community Rail Partnerships, with over 60 member partnerships works
to enhance and further the cause of the local and rural railways
If like me you are interested in trams and modern light rail,
of the Light
Rail Transit Association.