These include a book covering the far west of Cornwall, the Land’s End Peninsula, sometimes thought to be the province of just the Great Western Railway and Western National. The area was actually home to independent operators, two of whom used the title West Penwith Motor Company. There were also Defender, Tol-Pedn, Cornishman, St Michael’s and Progress and they were successors to an extensive range of horse-drawn omnibus services. All these operators are covered as well as the trials, tribulations and rewards of the G.W.R. as they developed their network, based on contemporary accounts.
Another publication will cover Exmouth, where there was considerable competition, and we hope to release some second editions of books currently out of print.
Please remember that if you have any information about early operations in the westcountry we would be delighted to hear from you. Anything, even if seemingly insignificant, can help to piece together the story. Similarly, if you have any particular interest let us know and we will try and include something of interest in future books.