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Wilts & Dorset Buses

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Wilts & Dorset Buses


The city of Salisbury, Wiltshire is renowned for its magnificent cathedral, whose spire is the tallest in England. But it was also served by a fascinating fleet of buses, operated for many decades by Wilts & Dorset Motor Services. Local resident Derek J. Dawkins became very familiar with these buses, particularly as his father owned a haulage business in the city and had passed on his love of anything transport-related. Derek was a keen amateur photographer and his camera captured many images of Salisbury's buses, right through the 'Tilling Red' years. This book focusses on Wilts & Dorset, which was the largest operator in the area. Prior to the formation of the National Bus Company in 1969, Wilts & Dorset standardised on ECW-bodied Bristol vehicles, but the earlier years saw buses from most of the major manufacturers in service, including Leyland, AEC and Daimler. Fortunately he added informative notes to his photographs and these have formed the basis of the photo captions in this book.

Additional Information

Stock Code: A7344.0
Author: Dawkins J
ISBN13: 9781445673448
Height(mm): 235
Width(mm): 165
Page Count: 128
Publication Date: 13 Jun 2018
Publication Status: Available
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