Eastern and Southern

Welcome to the Eastern and Southern Branch

Eastern & Southern Commitee 2022

Eastern & Southern Branch members and guests on a recent tour to commemorate 90 years of the Eastern National company


Until 1998, the area comprising London and the South East of England was the preserve of the Headquarters of the Society, but was not served by a dedicated branch.  This has been rectified, and our large and active branch offers members:

  • A monthly bulletin containing Society news, articles and detailed route news information. As from the start of 2022, the monthly bulletins cover both the Eastern area (Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, South Lincolnshire, and Suffolk) and the Southern area (Berkshire, Hampshire (except the New Forest), Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, East and West Sussex).  We do not produce route news for the Transport for London area, which is covered in great detail by our friends at the London Omnibus Traction Society (LOTS).
  • A programme of tours and visits throughout the year, including a series of study tours using scheduled bus services.
  • Membership of two active local groups – the Essex and South Suffolk Group; and the Herts and Beds Group.
  • The opportunity to attend the monthly Headquarters meetings, which are held at London Underground HQ at St James’s Park (see the separate Headquarters web page).

The members of the Branch Committee of the Eastern and Southern Branch are:

  • Roger Barton (Chairman)
  • Andy Gipson (Secretary)
  • Bernard Simpson (Treasurer)
  • Alan Cornwell (Tours Officer)
  • Ian Barlex (Bulletin Editor and Distribution Officer)
  • Andrew Barton, Nicolas Collins, Richard Delahoy

We look forward to welcoming you to our branch!

Contact Us

Andy Gipson, Branch Secretary – andrewgipson@btinternet.com

Ian Barlex, Bulletin Editor, also membership and distribution matters – IB@chadwellassociates.co.uk; or telephone 07850 139326