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London's Transport Recalled (Hardback)

A Pictorial History

British History Transport London Photographic Books Colour Books 20th Century Trains and Railways Trams Canals Buses

By Martin Jenkins, Charles Roberts
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 200
Illustrations: 300
ISBN: 9781526726971
Published: 19th August 2019

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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 colour album from Martin Jenkins and Charles Roberts. Both authors have long-standing connections with the Capital and, using mainly previously unpublished colour views from the period 1948-1969, have assembled a remarkable array of views covering all modes of transport.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 colour 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.

"It will literally give hours of continuing pleasure and is highly recommended."

Wessex Transport Society

"This book is a must read for all who lived in and around London during this era and for transport enthusiasts."

Ton Class Assc

The rich variety of transport in the London area is reflected in this colourful album.

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About Martin Jenkins

From the early 1960s, Martin Jenkins took colour slides during the dying days of steam. In 1989 he directed a documentary for BBC Radio 4, To China for Steam. He has also directed and voiced many transport DVDs, as well as authoring and co-authoring books on trams, buses, ferries, railways and his home area of Merseyside.


About Charles Roberts

Charles Roberts was born in Wirral, Merseyside, and worked in the bus industry in London, the Midlands and the North East. Since 1989, he has lectured in transport and logistics subjects at Liverpool John Moores University, where he now heads the MSc and BSc programmes in Maritime Management and Logistics. He is currently the Chairman of Online Transport Archive.

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