A History of Eastbourne's Buses

A History of Eastbourne's Buses

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As home of the oldest motor bus company in the world, Eastbourne forms an excellent basis for a detailed analysis of bus transport. The history of that company, latterly Eastbourne Buses Ltd, is charted here from its beginnings in the early twentieth century up to the present-day controversy of the takeover by Stagecoach.
Author Mick Hymans is uniquely placed to write about life on board Eastbourne's buses, with thirty-eight years' service as a bus driver in the town. He details everything from the `tomfoolery' of the early days as a conductor to the advent of the one-person-operated buses. Using previously unpublished photographs from the company's archive, this book offers a powerful insight into the operation of a bus service in a changing society, focusing on the camaraderie, personalities and real-life stories of those men and women who work `on the buses'.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 16mm | 421.84g
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752458035
  • 9780752458038
  • 1,847,797

About Mick Hymans

Mick Hymans has been a driver for Eastbourne Buses for37 years and during his time there has developed a fascination with the history of buses in the area. This is his first book."
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