Buses Along The South West Coast Path from Minehead to Poole Harbour via Land's End

A History of the Past and a Guide to the Modern Day

Andrew Bartlett

When one thinks of public transport in the south west over the years, two names tend to dominate; Western National and Devon General. But as this book with a difference shows, there was much more to it.
Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
110 color illustrations & a route map
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781526755421

Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 152
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Overview
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When one thinks of public transport in the south west over the years, two names tend to dominate; Western National and Devon General. But as this book with a difference shows, there was much more to it. While it features buses past and present from a variety of operators large and small, it does so by following the route of one of the most well-known walks in England.

The South West Coast Path stretches for 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset, through Devon and Cornwall along the north coast to Land’s End, and back along the south coast to Poole harbor in Dorset. It boasts some spectacular scenery and regularly appears in lists of the world’s best walks.

So this is not just a book about public transport, it is also a travelers’ guide to things to see and do along the length of the Coast Path. Readers can imagine themselves at the front of their own imaginary tour bus, stopping at key points along the way. The photographs of buses date from the 1920s through to the 2010s, and feature over twenty-five different operators. There are brief notes on the way in which the Coast Path connects these places and the availability of modern-day bus services between them, and should any further encouragement be needed to plan a visit to the area, scenic views of some of the most beautiful locations are also included.

It is hoped that this unique volume will appeal not just to bus enthusiasts but to anyone interested in visiting this glorious part of the United Kingdom.

About The Author
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Andrew Bartlett was born in Leicester in 1951\. His interest in public transport was cultivated at an early age. He worked for the Inland Revenue/HMRC for 38 years, latterly as a management consultant. Working in London and holidaying in Devon for many years has (he is pleased to say) given him more buses to write about than just those of Leicestershire. Early retirement beckoned in 2007, since when he has set crosswords for the Financial Times, and has become an avid amateur genealogist. He is a member of the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust, for whom he has undertaken various research projects, and is a regular contributor to its newsletter. Married to Debbie, he lives near Market Harborough.

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