We have had to make one change from our intended list. Now available are:-
“THE LISKERETT ‘BUS”. Early public transport around Liskeard. 17 operators including M.G. Rowe of Dobwalls, manufacturer of Rowe Hillmaster vehicles, and Truscott Bros of Rillamill, who expanded into Liskeard and Launceston. Also “Liskerrett”, “Blue Boy”, “Trehawke” and Western National in the area. 35 photographs, maps, time tables, adverts and lists of vehicles.
Second edition of “MOTOR ‘BUSES OF PLYMPTON AND CORNWOOD”. All known motor ‘bus and char-a-banc operators based in those places between the end of the Great War and 1931. Includes Goad’s “Ensign” and the recollections of a former employee of Hopper & Berryman……………………………………… Price £5.00
KEEPING COSTS DOWN
Our aim is to share the results of our research and we endeavour to keep prices affordable. However, increases in printing and a dramatic rise in postage rates make life difficult. It now costs 50p postage to tell you about books and at least £1 to send them.
Regrettably we must in future ask for a £1 contribution to postage and packing. This will apply to each order, no matter how many books are required, as the cost for two or more volumes is not significantly greater than for a single book. We hope and believe that this still represents good value for money.
One way of reducing costs is using e-mail and internet. Notification of new publications can be sent electronically rather than by “snail mail”. Our son and grandson decided that we needed a website and thanks to their efforts you can now order on line and pay via paypal if you wish. We hope that some of you will find this helpful. If you prefer to continue by post that is fine.
Lastly thanks to everyone for loyal support over the years. We are grateful for the help and encouragement as we endeavour to record an era now long gone.
ALL ABOARD THE SKYLARK - Update
- Horace Barber and Eddie Shergold joined Sparrow & Vincent (“Victory”) of Salisbury on completion of their apprenticeships. After this firm was acquired by Wilts & Dorset they became partners in Skylark Motor Services.
- Doubts were raised locally about whether Skylark vehicles actually ran through to Lyndhurst. Thanks to Brian Biddiscombe, who rode on the ‘buses at that time, it is clear that the company’s double-deckers did operate through journeys to and from Salisbury.
- Typing errors in the fleet list of early copies:- Skylark : HTJ857 was AEC Regal (not Bedford); Buddens: Bedford purchased c.-.1958 was Bedford OEA220 (not OAE); Bodywork of FOR837 was by NCB
- Buddens had been working with Skylark for some time before they bought the latter.
- Edward Budden died in 1933; George Budden left the business in 1934. Buddens built a garage at Tytherley in 1954 - Peter Budden fell off the roof and ended up in hospital. The new garage at Woodfalls cost £6,000 in 1965