Heswall Through Time

Heswall Through Time

Hitchin Through Time

Hitchin Through Time

The History of Wessex Coaches Ltd

A Company with Two Faces

Publication Date15th March 2009

Book FormatPaperback

pages192

Illustrations208

Height248

Width172

The history of what was perhaps Bristol's biggest coach company.
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ISBN
9781848682436

Wessex Coaches of Bristol was certainly a company with two faces. The first was that of a very large concern operating day trips to the seaside, carrying out private hire work and operating many local contracts for schools, companies and local institutions. Bristolians still fondly remember the smart red and grey/green Bedford Duples which were a common site for a period of 26 years over the whole of the West Country with depots at Clifton, Kingswood and Chard (Somerset). The other face was that of an anonymous fleet of mainly second-hand Daimler and AEC double deck contract buses carrying workers to power station and motorway construction sites at Hinkley Point, Berkeley, Sizewell, Wylfa (Anglesey), Hartlepool and Heysham etc. on behalf of blue chip companies. Besides the Bedfords there were many interesting older vehicles still in the fleet in the 1960s and very many unseen photographs of these have been obtained from the family archives and other sources to illustrate the story.

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