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London Buses A Living Heritage Fifty Years of the London Bus Museum 1966-2016

ISBN: 9781857944754
Published: 24-10-2017
Format: Softcover
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Author: Graham Smith
Number of pages: 128

Price: £20.00

On 4thOctober 1966eleven young bus enthusiasts met in Central London to look for ways to develop their shared interest in preserving some old London buses. They couldnt know then that their meetingwas the beginning of a volunteer-runorganisation which would grow to a membershipof around 800 owninga world-class museum. This is the London Bus Museum at Brooklands in Surrey with its unique collection of buses spanning more than a century.

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On 4thOctober 1966eleven young bus enthusiasts met in Central London to look for ways to develop their shared interest in preserving some old London buses. They couldnt know then that their meetingwas the beginning of a volunteer-runorganisation which would grow to a membershipof around 800 owninga world-class museum. This is the London Bus Museum at Brooklands in Surrey with its unique collection of buses spanning more than a century.

This bookdescribesthe first50 years of the London Bus Preservation Group/Trust, including the many years at its Cobham Bus Museum premises, andalso shows howthe London bus developedfrom the horse-bus through many stagesto todays latest all-electric double-deckers. Its a fascinating journey through timeas, indeed,are many of the stories about the vehicles in the London Bus Museums collection.

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