Back in 1985 the first 'British Railways Past and Present' was published, it has only taken 25 years for us to start the same treatment for Britain's road transport scene.
There is perhaps no better place to start than in the Capital City. London's buses are well known throughout the world, being synonymous with the city.
This volume takes us on a nostalgic tour of not just street scenes but also caomparative shots of the various bus related sites of the city.
Bus stations and interchange points and garages and depots are slectively covered.
The changes in the buses themselves and the advent in recent years of the return of the long lost street tramway make for fascinating reminders of both the past and the progress! This though is not just about the public service vehicles it is also about the cars, trucks, bikes and other motor vehicles that can be seen in the background.
The fashions have also changed over the years while the buildings are remarkable either because they still stand or indeed because of what has replaced them after they have been swept aside in the passage of time.