TO OTHER RELATED SITES
has published many informative books recording the history of bus and coach
operations in the West Country, from Cornwall and Devon to Somerset,
Dorset and Wiltshire.
The story of the Bere Regis buses is developed further
in "BERE REGIS & DISTRICT MOTOR SERVICES - the life and times of
country busmen" written by Andrew Waller and published by Hobnob Press.
This site tells the story of an American lady's holiday in Evershot, when
Joanne Paul rode some of the Country Buses of Dorset.
And this is Mark Maidment's site, the cyber home of preserved buses, trolleybuses and trams of Bournemouth Corporation Transport.
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. A new book in April 2015 is about the popular Berkshire independent White Bus Services.
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
the Local Transport History Society (formerly Peter Gould's website "Mobile Museum and British Bus
Archives"). This interesting site includes the history of
Silver Star and Hants and Dorset Motor Services Ltd., and the site has a library page with an alphabetical index of
their operator histories and fleet lists.
If tickets are of interest, then the Transport
may be informative.
The sites of three French transport associations are worthy of
mention: Car-Histo-Bus, ASPTV-Verney
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 also of interest.
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. 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 this is the place to go for information about the last sea
steamer of them all, the Waverley.
For many years the consort of PS Waverley, the MV Balmoral still needs your help to continue sailing in 2016 . . .
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
LIVE IN DORSET? NEED A BLACKSMITH?
Roy Osmond, my son in-law, will be pleased to assist you with wrought iron work in Dorset.
If like me you are interested in trams and modern light rail,
of the Light
Rail Transit Association.
SELF CATERING HOLIDAYS IN DORSET
Our Shepherd's Hut has wonderful unspoilt views across
the Dorset countryside in a quiet secluded garden...... A warm welcome
from Kim and Roy is assured for you at Roys Retreat Shepherds Hut, very close to the Jurassic Coast at Lulworth Cove in Dorset.