Buses in East Yorkshire (Amberley)

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With Buses in East Yorkshire the author, John Law, has pulled together a selection of previously unpublished photographs documenting the local bus scene in East Yorkshire. Beginning with the trams and trolleybuses operating in Kingston-upon-Hull, he then moves on to show a variety of minibuses, single-deckers, double-deckers and coaches which operated around the East Yorkshire region.

Kingston upon Hull Corporation Transport set about replacing its trams with trolleybuses in the 1930s, but the war meant that trams did not finish until 1945. Motorbuses took over all operations in 1965. The fine blue and white buses of the municipality were a feature of the city until 1994, when the stripes of the Stagecoach Group began to be applied.

The area’s other major operator, East Yorkshire Motor Services, can trace its history back to 1919, though the name was not registered until 1926. The company’s buses were soon to be found throughout the East Riding, with the double-deck vehicles identifiable by their specially profiled roofs, developed to allow them to pass through the 15th century gate in Beverley. EYMS became part of the National Bus Company and was later purchased by its management team, soon becoming the UK’s largest independent. The company was sold to the Go-Ahead Group in 2018.

A few other operators have been seen in East Yorkshire, with Lincolnshire Road Car serving Goole and crossing the Humber Bridge. Various small independent companies have also featured, most notable of which was Connor & Graham of Easington.

The photographs are all displayed in two-per-page format, and each one is accompanied by a caption.

139 colour and 45 black & white photographs. 96 pages.

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