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Grey-Green

Coaches & Buses

Publication Date15th December 2016

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

A pictorial history of the famous Grey-Green bus and coach company.
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ISBN
9781445663760
Andrew Meads offers a pictorial history of the Grey-Green company, who operated vehicles from the First World War until 2000. The company was formed by the Ewer family at the end of the nineteenth century in the east-end of London as a haulage carrier. Coaches were introduced after the First World War and the company steadily grew in size over the following years. Many smaller coach companies were acquired, including the well-known Orange Luxury Coaches. In 1980, Sunderland motor dealer Cowie acquired the Ewer Group and, during the mid-1980s, bid to run many of London’s bus routes. They won several, including the central London route 24 that passes Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament. The major success of bus operation led the company to purchase some of the country’s major bus firms. A decision was made in the late 1990s to rebrand all companies in the Cowie Group to Arriva and so the Grey-Green name was lost.

Utilising a range of rare colour and monochrome images, as well as period leaflets and timetables, this is an essential document of one of Britiain’s most iconic bus and coach operators.
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