Omibus Society

London Historical Research Group

Chris Holland
LHRG Chairman

London Historical Research Group Region

LHRG Bulletins, indexes and Q&A

The LHRG Bulletin, which is published quarterly, contains a mix of articles on a range of topics relating to the history and past practice of the bus, tram and trolleybus operations across London and the home counties within the original London Passenger Transport Board area.  With effect from February 2014, the Bulletin is produced as a colour A5 booklet.  An example of the Bulletin is available for non-members to download here.

With effect from 2020, an electronic version of the Bulletin is available to OS members from the Downloads page.  If you are not already logged in, it will ask you to do that first.

Typical items include a history of the bus route number to match each issue number, articles on the history of the various London Transport vehicle classes, of the many independent operators in the London area, and a multitude of different aspects of transport operations, such as bus stops, tickets, roadside time recording clocks and bus garages.

Back issues

Early LHRG Bulletins are available for members to download here.

Hardcopy back issues of the LHRG Bulletin from no. 187 onwards are available from the LHRG Distribution Officer (see home page) at £1.50 each plus postage.  LHRG Bulletins up to no. 186 are now available from BusMart, Berrishill, Burstall, Ipswich, IP8 3EQ,  Prices: £1.00 each, orders of 20 or more 50p each, plus postage. PHRG Journals 68 to 160 and other Omnibus Society branch bulletins are also available at the same prices.  BusMart is the former OSMART, now operated by The Bus Archive.  

Bulletin indexes

The Bulletins have been issued in volumes, of which indexes have been prepared up to Volume 7.  They are available for download here (some PDF files are quite large):

  Volume 1, part 1 (Bulletins 1-50)

  Volume 1, part 2 (Bulletins 51-61)

  Volume 1, part 3 (Bulletins 62-67)

  Volume 2 (Bulletins 68-79)

  Volume 3 (Bulletins 80-91)

  Volume 4 (Bulletins 92-103)  

  Volumes 5 and 6 (Bulletins 104-127)

  Volume 7 (Bulletins 128-139)

Volunteers are sought to prepare indexes for more recent volumes.

Bulletin Q&A - 1964 to date 

The Bulletins include a regular question and answer section, enabling members to submit questions for other readers to supply the answers.   

A list of LHRG Questions and Answers that have appeared in the Omnibus Magazine (to 1972) and the LHRG Bulletin (since then) is available to view here.  The date of the question and brief details of the subject are given, together with the date of the reply (if a reply has been forthcoming).  This PDF document should be searchable by use of the search facility in your browser.


Our Officers

Chris Holland

Chris Holland
LHRG Chairman


Andrew Robertson (Secretary and Distribution Officer)
Alan Britchford (Bulletin Editor)
Peter Osborn (Treasurer)
Nick Agnew
John Bull
John Card
George Jasieniecki
Philip Kirk
Richard Diment
Tony Francis