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Associated Motorways
« on: July 19, 2016, 11:26:09 am »
Some younger members of this site may not be aware of the consortium of coach operators that comprised Associated Motorways which operated a network of daily services from the 1930s until the 1980s centred on Cheltenham. The network was one of the constituents of National Travel which later became part of National Express.

I have put an album together on my Ipernity site showing some timetables, maps and literature from my collection that date from the 1930s to the 1980s.

One of the timetables is for the Great Yarmouth to Cheltenham service operated by Associated Motorways member Eastern Counties Omnibus Company.

Please take a look via this link:
http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/album/907876

David
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Re: Associated Motorways
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 12:00:24 pm »
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Re: Associated Motorways
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2016, 08:17:10 am »
For those younger members requiring a little education on this subject, and for those older members wishing to indulge in little nostalgia, there is a treat for you tonight on BBC4 at 11 PM: The Golden Age of Coach Travel part of the Timeshift series.

If this is past your bedtime, fear not: the programme will be available on the iPlayer for about a month afterwards.

The Golden Age of Coach Travel has been broadcast, as part of the Timeshift series, quite a few times. I know I've watched it at least twice, myself.
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Re: Associated Motorways
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2016, 11:34:19 am »
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