London's Transport Recalled

A Pictorial History

Martin Jenkins, Charles Roberts

The rich variety of transport in the London area - stretching out as far as the one time limit of London Transport's green bus operation - is reflected in this colour album from Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts.
Date Published :
October 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
300 color illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526726971
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
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$70.00

Overview
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The rich variety of transport in the London area – stretching out as far as the one time limit of London Transport’s green bus operation – is reflected in this color album from Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts. Both authors have long-standing connections with the Capital and, using mainly previously unpublished color views from the period 1948-1969, have assembled a remarkable array of views covering all modes of transport. The reader is taken on a fascinating journey of discovery, not knowing what will be around the next corner encountering buses, trams and trolleybuses; main line steam, diesel and electric; London Transport electric and steam as well as little known industrial railways; activities on the Thames, in docks and on canals; liners, ferries and pleasure steamers; plus aviation and even a coal merchant’s horse drawn cart. The images have been selected wherever possible to show changing streetscapes, buildings and fashions and will appeal to those who remember the period as well as the London of today. The stunning color reproduction brings the pictures to life, as do informative captions. The book is a tribute to those photographers who had the foresight to record scenes before they were swept away in the name of progress.

About The Author
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Martin Jenkins was born and educated in Merseyside. At University he was Chairman of the Liverpool University Public Transport and later The Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society. Starting in the 1990s, he researched, directed and narrated over 100 best-selling, transport-related DVDs for Online Video. He was the first Chairman of UK Charity Online Transport Archive, and is still a trustee.

Charles Roberts was born in Wirral, Merseyside, and worked in the bus industry in London, the Midlands and the North East. From 1989 until 2017, he lectured in transport and logistics subjects at Liverpool John Moores University, latterly heading the MSc and BSc programmes in Maritime Management and Logistics. A keen and much-travelled transport enthusiast and photographer, he has previously written six books with Martin Jenkins. He is currently the Chairman of Online Transport Archive.

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