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The Charabanc: The Early Days of Motorised Coach Travel

In this illustrated guide, London cabbie and author Alf Townsend explores the rise and fall of the popular charabanc, the vehicle that holds so many happy memories for so many people.

The Charabanc – The Early Days of Motorised Coach Travel
Publication Information
ISBN: 9781445605487
RRP: £14.99
Format: Paperback, 96 pages, 235mm x 165mm; 2013
Photos/Illustrations: 100 B/W and colour photographs
Subject: Buses
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Author: Alf Townsend
The Charabanc: The Early Days of Motorised Coach Travel by Alf Townsend

The advent of the charabanc to the working classes – especially those slaving in the cotton mills in the North – seemed to evoke a special kind of freedom that not many had ever experienced before.

They could save their pennies every week with their local working men’s clubs and join all their mates on a lovely day out at Blackpool or Scarborough and escape the drudgery. The workers didn’t get paid for any holidays, so a day out in a ‘Chara’ was all they got.

In this illustrated guide, London cabbie and author Alf Townsend explores the rise and fall of the popular charabanc, the vehicle that holds so many happy memories for so many people.

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