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issue 157October - November 2018

That bit of the south coast of England just to the west of Dungeness around the hilltop town of Rye was where Maidstone & District and East Kent once met. Roland Jempson remembers those days. Jeremy Williams remembers visiting Aunt Clara on the Wirral and the lovely buses he and his mum used to go on to get there.

There’s a great new book out about the infamous London Transport reshaping plan. We have a short feature on that plan and Roger French remembers its impact first hand. There’s also a new book paying tribute to the story of Glasgow Corporation by Stewart Brown. We have some of the wonderful pictures from it.

Then we report on this year’s crazy, fabulous one-day Imberbus operation across the wilds of Salisbury Plain and look at some slightly off-the-wall public transport in the West Country. We’re also back on the Isle of Wight for some scenic delights there.

What if an early version of National Express had actually happened in the 1960s before NBC came into being? It very nearly did, as our dive into the Bus Archive reveals.

We have some bewitching shots of buses in Autumn from Robert Jowitt and a narrative with a hint of melancholy to match it, and an impressive chiaroscuro study by Chris Drew when he went by coach to Scotland many years ago.

Of course, we have our usual lively and well-illustrated Forum section, with topics ranging far and wide, several new books to consider, too, so take out a subscription and enjoy the shamelessly nostalgic ride with Classic Bus!

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