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By David Harvey

In July 1901, the Leicester Tramways corporation was once taken over via Leicester company. even though lots of the companyʼs automobiles have been tramcars, there have been additionally thirty horse-drawn buses. the 1st company motor buses, in spite of the fact that, didn't arrive within the urban till 1924; Midland crimson and numerous self sufficient operators ran prone from prior within the 1920s.

Following the top of the second one international struggle, Leicester positioned an order for a hundred and sixty new automobiles from Daimler, AEC and Leyland, which began arriving in November 1948. A 12 months later, the tram community was once formally closed, the routes being coated via bus providers. within the Sixties and Seventies, Leicester urban shipping used to be keen on a number of vital new advancements, working one of many first Park & experience schemes in December 1966, and pioneering using VHF radio and CCTV to enhance the potency of bus providers. On 7 October 1984, Leicester urban shipping grew to become Leicester CityBus.

David Harvey brings this background of Leicesterʼs buses to lifestyles with a accomplished choice of interval photographs and a wealth of data approximately every one bus. The textual content conjures up and will pay tribute to bygone occasions, with considerate information about the ancient structures and cultural landmarks that recur within the photographs.

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