Bygone Bus Operations in West Wiltshire

The following articles give a brief history of some of the bus operations in West Wiltshire during the the past 50 years. We hope to expand these to cover other services and operators in the future, so if you have any information, photographs or documents that you think could help us do this, please fill in the comments box at the bottom of this page or email us at warminstervbrd@uku.co.uk .

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A QUICK HISTORY OF THE BUS SERVICES THAT ARE RECREATED AT THE WARMINSTER RUNNING DAYS

This PDF document contains a quick summary of the history of bus services through Warminster, together with some illustrations of the timetables that were used to publicise them over the years.

TROWBRIDGE – The Bristol Years

David Pike takes a look at bus operations in Trowbridge between 1970 & 1983, following the handover of Western National’s Wiltshire operations to Bristol Omnibus.

A TRIBUTE TO LEATHERS COACHES OF MAIDEN BRADLEY

Leathers Coaches was a well respected coach company operating a small but immaculate fleet of vehicles in the south west corner of Wiltshire.

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J & O WITHERS OF CHITTERNE

the history of the bus service from Chitterne to Warminster via the Wylye Valley Villages

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Head3.LAVINGTON & DEVIZES MOTOR SERVICES

who operated numerous services in central Wiltshire in the 1920s and 1930s, including Market day buses from Codford to Salisbury, Warminster, Frome and Devizes.

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BUSES THROUGH IMBER

a brief history of the bus services that served the isolated village of Imber until its evacuation in 1943.

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Photographs of bygone bus operations in West Wiltshire can also be found on flickr by clicking on these links:

In addition, some interesting postcards showing buses in Trowbridge can be found here, whilst photographs of some of the interesting buses used to operate the Safari Bus tours around Longleat Safari Park can be found here.

Want to know more about the history of other bus companies and bus services in Wessex? Then visit the COUNTRYBUS website at www.countrybus.co.uk .

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