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About LOTS
« on: August 24, 2009, 02:21:50 pm »
Taken from the LOTS website      

The London Omnibus Traction Society was founded in 1964, and now has the largest membership of any bus enthusiasts' organisation in the UK.

LOTS covers Greater London and the surrounding area, which roughly corresponds to that of London Transport's Country territory before 1970. This area is roughly bounded by Gravesend, Crawley, Guildford, Windsor, Aylesbury, Luton, Harlow and Tilbury.

We mail our magazine-style newsletter "The London Bus" to, members every month. Typically TLB contains 40 A5 pages packed with news and information of the happenings of bus operators - their vehicles, routes, policies, publicity, etc - and 8 full colour topical photos. An example issue can be viewed on-line here.

We also publish the 'London Bus Magazine' (LBM) 4 times a year which is profusely illustrated and printed on glossy paper. It features modern and historical articles, annual reviews of London bus events, and recent news in pictures.

Each year about six additional publications on specific subjects are produced. See the Publications page for information on TLB, LBM and other publications.

Most months we hold meetings at Conway Hall in central London, featuring guest speakers from the bus industry, slide and film shows, etc. Entrance is free to members and our sales stand attends each meeting.

Our Information Service records items of historical interest on buses and routes in the London area, and goes back to 1908.
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Re: About LOTS
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 03:51:33 pm »
Can recommend becoming a member. There is a wealth of information in the monthly magazine.

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Re: About LOTS
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 11:38:40 am »
Yes, indeed!


Also, forgot to mention - the news page is updated every Sunday, with news of happenings in the last week (or since the last TLB), including additional midweek updates if required.
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Re: About LOTS
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 06:21:37 pm »
Have been a member for about 35 years,first class set up,and plenty of info on anything and everything,HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009, 11:21:17 pm »
Ah memories, memories - I used to be member 328 when I was a spotty teenager and remember "working" on the restoration of RT 1431 under the guidance of one John Warner amongst others.  The RT family was still in its heyday, and not a One Man Operated bus to be seen in Central London, happy days.

Then I grew up and had other things on my mind and let my membership lapse, never having renewed.