Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Cornish Road Transport Through Time

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Author: Ernie Warmington

Early in the twentieth century, the increasing number of motor vehicles led to each county being allocated distinctive letters to use in licencing. In Cornwall's case these were AF and every vehicle, whether propelled by steam or by the internal combustion engine, had to carry these letters in its registration. In this book, Ernie Warmington has drawn on his wide-ranging collection of Cornish postcards and other memorabilia to show road transport in the county through time. Starting with the horse-drawn wagons which carried gold bullion between Falmouth and London in the late nineteenth century, the author moves on to the early motor vehicles owned by bankers, clergymen, mine-owners and other local gentry and ends with the modern transport we all use today. With detailed captions providing historical and social context, this is an intriguing compilation of images sure to delight anyone with an interest in Cornwall and its heritage.

Book ISBN 9781445616117

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 28 Mar 2013

Height 165

Width 235

Illustrations 186

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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