British Buses Of The 1980s

Author: John Law
ISBN: 9781781552278
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The 1980s were some of the most tumultuous years for the British bus industry. The Thatcher Government, in power throughout the decade, brought about privatization of the National Bus Company and the Scottish Bus Group. In addition, 1986 saw the introduction of full deregulation of bus services with the exception of London. Do not think that London was unaffected by these changes, however, as the omnibus operations of London Transport was split up and then sold into private hands. Deregulation meant competition and 'bus wars' broke out in many parts of the country, sometimes in the most unexpected of places. However, towards the end of the decade, larger groups emerged such as Stagecoach. The author was fortunate enough to be able to capture the scene on color film through the decade and the best of his results are seen in British Buses of the 1980s, a magnificent record of some challenging and ultimately pivotal times.

British Built Buses Abroad In The 1980s

Author: Mike Rhodes
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445690217
Size: 17,76 MB
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Previously unpublished images of British buses in Canada, Macau, India South Africa, Portugal and Hong Kong.

British Independent Buses In The 2000s

Author: Richard Stubbings
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445686201
Size: 18,49 MB
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Featuring previously unpublished images, a look at the early twenty-first century independent bus scene.

London S West End Buses In The 1980s

Author: Vernon Smith
ISBN: 9781445676807
Size: 14,38 MB
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A great collection of illustrations of buses working in London's iconic West End throughout the 1980s.

A Z Of British Bus Bodies

Author: James Taylor
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1847976395
Size: 18,17 MB
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A-Z of British Bus Bodies sets out to offer a first port of call for anyone with an interest in those who built bus and coach bodies in Britain and Ireland between 1919 and 1975. From charabanc to service bus, from luxury coach to municipal double-decker, the sheer variety of public service vehicle (PSV) bodies is astonishing. The alphabetical listing of British bus body builders between 1919 - 1975 covers the well-known larger companies and small local companies, and is illustrated with period and modern images, including contemporary advertising material. It includes a substantial introduction looking at operators of the period, the body building process and the development of bus body building throughout the period. A comprehensive guide to bus bodies 1919-1975 and a valuable reference work for the bus enthusiast. Superbly illustrated with 300 colour and black& white photographs including period and modern images and contemporary advertising material. James Taylor has been researching and writing about motoring history for over thirty years and has been interested in classic buses since childhood.

Urban Public Transport Today

Author: Barry John Simpson, Dr
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135825394
Size: 19,67 MB
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This book is about how local public transport can be made a less unacceptable alternative to the private car than it is now. It is intended for officials, politicians and others interested in the land use/local transport conundrum. It is also valuable to town planners, those working for passenger transport authorities and anyone concerned with policy making and project appraisal for local public transport.

Literature Of The 1980s

Author: Joseph Brooker
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748669043
Size: 18,29 MB
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Relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change - from the new generation of London novelists such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan to the impact of feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson.

The Official History Of Privatisation Vol I

Author: David Parker
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134031408
Size: 18,59 MB
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This first volume of the Official History studies the background to privatisation, and the privatisations of the first two Conservative Governments led by Margaret Thatcher from May 1979 to June 1987. First commissioned by the then Prime Minister Tony Blair as an authoritative history, this volume addresses a number of key questions: To what extent was privatisation a clear policy commitment within the Thatcher Governments of the 1980s - or did Government simply stumble on the idea? Why were particular public corporations sold early in the 1980s and other sales delayed until well into the 1990s? What were the privatisation objectives and how did they change over time, if at all? How was each privatisation planned and executed, how were different City advisers appointed and remunerated, what precise roles did they play? How was each privatisation administered; in what ways did the methods evolve and change and why? How were sale prices determined? Which government departments took the lead role; what was the input of the Treasury and Bank of England; and what was the relationship between Ministers and civil servants? The study draws heavily from the official records of the British Government to which the author was given full access and from interviews with leading figures involved in each of the privatisations – including ex-Ministers, civil servants, business and City figures, as well as academics that have studied the subject. This new official history will be of much interest to students of British political history, economics and business studies.

British Buses And Coaches In The Late 1970s

Author: Stephen Dowle
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445681366
Size: 12,21 MB
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Stephen Dowle offers up a terrific selection of previously unpublished photographs documenting the British bus and coach scene of the late 1970s.

British Social Attitudes

Author: Alison Park
Editor: SAGE
ISBN: 1849208441
Size: 20,24 MB
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`The Rolls-Royce of opinion surveys' - The Times The indispensable annual British Social Attitudes survey compiles, describes and comments on a range of current social attitudes. The series charts changes in British social values, with annual surveys carried out from a nationwide sample of around 3,500 people by the National Centre for Social Research's team of interviewers. The 19th Report summarizes and interprets data from the most recent survey, and makes comparisons with findings from previous years.