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Just Released  - Order Now Reading’s municipal transport undertaking has been part of Reading’s townscape and a vital part of its life for more than a century. This volume doc

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Written by Graham Stone and published by the Reading Bus Preservation Group in autumn 1994, this 32-page A5 booklet serves two purposes. It is an illustrated fleet list describing and illustrating eve

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Written by Geoff Wheat and published by Maiwand Publishing in 1999, this is a 40-page A5-size booklet which traces the history of Canal Transport Ltd., which carried freight on the 127-mile Leeds &

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John Whitehead & Sarah Walker at BBC Radio Berkshire

John Whitehead Meets Sarah Walker From BBC Radio Berkshire To Discuss War & Austerity

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John Whitehead was invited to the studios of BBC Radio Berkshire today to talk about his love of buses and introduce the book he co-authored with Ray Smith entitled War & Austerity. Listen to the replay of the Interview by clicking the play butto


Reading Corporation Transport 1939-1950: War and Austerity

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Reading Corporation Transport 1939-1950: War and Austerity ANOTHER CALAMITY IN READING – FIRE AT THE BUS DEPOT In January 1947, in the midst of some bitter weather and travel difficulties, Reading Corporation Transport took delivery of ten new

King Stree, Reading 1945


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READING CORPORATION TRANSPORT 1939 – 1950: WAR AND AUSTERITY WINTER 1946/47 BROUGHT WEATHER MISERY TO READING Snow had begun falling during December 1946 – and continued to fall during the early part of January 1947. It then got very, very cold,

JWC Lined Up In Palmer Park April 1946

Reading’s Municipal Transport 1939-1950: War and Austerity

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Reading’s Municipal Transport 1939-1950: War and Austerity EARLY DAYS OF AUSTERITY – READING IN 1946 Britain might have been on the winning side of the Second World War but there was a price to pay notwithstanding voting in a new government w

King Stree, Reading 1945

What Was Reading, In Berkshire Like In 1939

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A few fundamental statistics regarding the County Borough of Reading at the time will be of interest to the reader. At the end of 1935, the town’s estimated population was 99,000 (of which roundly 11,400 were children of school age), living in

Reading Station In 1950

Life In Reading, Berkshire, At The End Of 1950

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In Reading, at the end of 1950, the future for the transport undertaking seemed secure but staff shortages, increasing traffic congestion and falling passenger numbers through-out the next decade would challenge the hopes generated during the early p

Holybrook Accident a 6 August 1941

Introducing War And Austerity A Book About Reading Berkshire During The Second World War And The Years That Followed

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Now accepting pre-order copies – War And Austerity launches on Friday 23rd May 2014 – Click Here To Pre Order Your Copy. Reading, county town of Berkshire and 35 miles west of London, was at that time famed for its four ‘B’s – Huntl

Client Testimonials

Ray Gutteridge Customer

Nice to see something properly researched.  I liked the way it wasn't just about buses.  It really

Barbara Buttershaw
Barbara Buttershaw Customer

If you come from Reading this is highly nostalgic!  It is funny how older generation Reading people