Publications

Books and Publications

The Society publishes books under a number of imprints. The principal ones are the Provincial Historical Research Group (PHRG) and the London Historical Research Group (LHRG), both of which add new titles on a regular basis. Additionally, there are occasional books produced by the OS (of which only one is currently in print). 

Current titles in the individual categories are listed below, including full details of how to obtain them.

Obtainable (online or at sales stalls) from: MDS Books (www.mdsbooks.co.uk); PHRG volumes are also available from Dinnages Publishing (www.transportpostcards.co.uk/OSPHRG.html).

Trade Enquiries also welcome - click here. 

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Provincial Historical Research Group

The following books have been published under the Omnibus Society - PHRG name.

 For more information view the Provincial Historical Research Group page here

  • BUSES ON THE A696 - OPERATIONS IN NORTH WEST NORTHUMBERLAND

    BUSES ON THE A696 - OPERATIONS IN NORTH WEST NORTHUMBERLAND

    1. by David Holding, based on research by C R Warn. Published July 2020. 72 pages, fully illustrated £10.95.
  • ANTHOLOGY 1985-2010

    ANTHOLOGY 1985-2010

    1. ANTHOLOGY 1985-2010: EXTRACTS FROM THE FIRST 25 YEARS OF PHRG. Edited by David J Bubier, published October 2018. ISBN 978-1-909091-20-7. 88 pages, fully illustrated £10.95.
  • THE BRUTONIAN STORY: A SOMERSET INDEPDENDENT

    THE BRUTONIAN STORY: A SOMERSET INDEPDENDENT

    1. by Michael Wadman. ISBN 978-1-909091-21-4. 60 pages, 3 maps, 29 photos (12 in colour). £9.95.
  • THE CHARTHAM BUS - MEMOIR OF A KENT INDEPENDENT

    THE CHARTHAM BUS - MEMOIR OF A KENT INDEPENDENT

    1. by David J Bubier. An account of the origins, tribulations and demise of a Canterbury based stage operator. 48 pages, 29 illustrations, map and timetables. Priced at £8.95, published August 2016. ISBN 978 1 909091 07 8
  • "The Express" Express Omnibus Co (Durham) Ltd - Durham District Services

    "The Express" Express Omnibus Co (Durham) Ltd - Durham District Services

    1. by David Holding & Bob Kell. A profusely illustrated account of this operator and its successors. 88 pages, cover price £14.50. ISBN 978 1 909091 19 1
  • THE RECOLLECTIONS OF HENRY WEBB

    THE RECOLLECTIONS OF HENRY WEBB

    1. The Life and times of an Edwardian busman ISBN 978-1-909091-06-1 (2015) 142 Pages, £14.95.

Obtainable (online or at sales stalls) from: MDS Books (www.mdsbooks.co.uk) or Dinnages Publishing (www.transportpostcards.co.uk/OSPHRG.html).


London Historical Research Group

The following books have been published by LHRG.

For special offers, more information and amendment sheets, please view the London Historical Research Group publications pages

Please note that London's Buses Volume 3 is available through MDS Books, not direct from LHRG.  Volumes 1 & 2 were published over 30 years ago and are out of print, but second-hand copies may be available via BusMart.

  • London's Buses Vol 3: Country Independents 1919-1939 - Part Two

    London's Buses Vol 3: Country Independents 1919-1939 - Part Two

    1. Published 2019 £35.00................. 512 pages, hardback.................... Available via MDS Books ............. ISBN: 978 1 909091 25 2
  • They Also Served - Bus Route 410

    They Also Served - Bus Route 410

    1. The story of the buses that served RAF Biggin Hill and the area ......... Published 2019, A5, 32 pages …… £5.00 plus £1.25 P&P…………… ISBN: 978 1 909091 26 9
  • Shades of Green, with a photographic history of Leatherhead Garage

    Shades of Green, with a photographic history of Leatherhead Garage

    1. Rod Lucas on London Country ...... Published 2018, 128 pages ............ £22.00 plus £2.00 P&P …………… ISBN: 978 1 909091 16 0
  • LBUT - second edition

    LBUT - second edition

    1. LONDON BUS AND UNDERGROUND TIMETABLES ..................... Published 2016, 130 pp, illustrated £10.00 plus £2.00 P&P ................... ISBN: 978 1 909091 14 6
  • LBUT Supplement

    LBUT Supplement

    1. LONDON BUS AND UNDERGROUND TIMETABLES - Supplement ............ Published 2018, 16 pp, illustrated £4.00 plus £1.50 P&P ...................... ISBN: 978 1 909091 17 7
  • *** SPECIAL OFFER ***

    *** SPECIAL OFFER ***

    1. LBUT second edition ..... AND ..... LBUT Supplement ...................... £13.00 plus £2.00 P&P ...................................................... ......................................................
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 1

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 1

    1. 1899 - Nov 1908 (2nd edition) 64pp. Sorry, the printed version has now sold out, but see LHRG Publications page for a PDF version.
  • ** MORiL SPECIAL OFFER **

    ** MORiL SPECIAL OFFER **

    1. MORiL Volumes 2 to 8A inclusive .... £70.00 plus £9.00 P&P
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 2

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 2

    1. November 1908 - December 1912 Revised edition (2007). 78 pages £7.50 plus £2.00 P&P…………… ISBN: 978 0 901307 52 1
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 3

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 3

    1. January 1913 - February 1915 … Revised 2015, 128 pp, illustrated £10.00 plus £2.00 P&P..................... ISBN: 978 1 909091 13 9
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 4

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 4

    1. March 1915 - December 1919…… 132 pages………………………… £9.95 plus £2.00 P&P…………… ISBN: 978 0 901307 61 3
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 5

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 5

    1. January 1920 - December 1921… 100 pages………………………… £8.50 plus £2.00 P&P…………… ISBN: 978 0 901307 64 4
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 6A

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 6A

    1. January 1922 - November 1924… 180 pages………………………… £17.00 plus £2.00 P&P…………… ISBN: 978 0 901307 71 8
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 7A

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 7A

    1. December 1924 - December 1926… 184 pages…………………………… £16.50 plus £2.00 P&P …………… ISBN: 978 0 901307 65 1
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 8A

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 8A

    1. January 1927 - December 1928… 196 pages………………………… £18.50 plus £2.00 P&P …………… ISBN: 978 0 901307 74
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 9A

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 9A

    1. January 1929 - December 1930 … 192 pages... Slightly worn copies available at £10.00 plus £2.00 P&P ISBN: 978 1 909091 02 3
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 10A

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 10A

    1. January 1931 - December 1932… Published 2014, 204 pages……. ***** Sorry, now sold out ***** ISBN: 978 1 909091 09 2
  • Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 11A

    Motor Omnibus Routes in London Volume 11A

    1. January 1933 - December 1934… Published 2015, 232 pp, illustrated Last few, £13.00 plus £2.00 P&P.... ISBN: 978 1 909091 12 2
  • Buses in Brentwood

    Buses in Brentwood

    1. A brief history by Chris Stewart....... Published 2016 jointly with PHRG... A5, 32 pages, fully illustrated …… £4.75 plus £1.25 P&P……………… ISBN: 978 1 909091 15 3
  • A History of the Buses, Trams & Trolleybuses of Enfield & Edmonton

    A History of the Buses, Trams & Trolleybuses of Enfield & Edmonton

    1. By David Domin, fully illustrated. Published 2014, 96 pages……… £10.00 plus £2.00 P&P ………… ISBN: 978 1 909091 10 8
  • A London Anthology - Bulletin articles to mark 50 years of LHRG

    A London Anthology - Bulletin articles to mark 50 years of LHRG

    1. Published 2013. 108 pages………… £8.00 plus £2.00 P&P……………… ISBN: 978 1 909091 05 4
  • LONDON’S FORGOTTEN BUS OPERATIONS – Public Motor Transport in Bedfordshire 1899-1919

    LONDON’S FORGOTTEN BUS OPERATIONS – Public Motor Transport in Bedfordshire 1899-1919

    1. By J.M. Cummings. 48 pages…… £4.50 plus £2.00 P&P…………… ISBN: 978 1 901307 54 8
  • Vanguard - an important chapter in the early history of the London motorbus

    Vanguard - an important chapter in the early history of the London motorbus

    1. Published 2001, 52 pages……… Limited returned stock…………… £10.95 plus £2.00 P&P …………… ISBN: 978 0 901307 62 9
  • Early London Motorbus Registrations (excluding B-type)

    Early London Motorbus Registrations (excluding B-type)

    1. Compiled by John M. Cummings..... Published 2003, 51 pages.............. ISBN: 978 0 901307 63 7…………… *** Sorry, now sold out *** ............................................
  • London Transport Second series bus bodies

    London Transport Second series bus bodies

    1. 1939-1960, body numbers 1-9232 Published 2013, 142 pages……… ISBN: 978 1 909091 04 7…………… Sorry, now sold out, but may still be available from Dinnages, see LHRG Publications page

Address For Orders

Orders and payment for all LHRG publications (except London's Buses Volume 3, available via MDS Books) may be made electronically - details on the LHRG Publications page.  

Alternatively, orders by post should be addressed to:

LHRG Distribution Officer,
Curry Farm,
Halstead Lane,
Knockholt,
Sevenoaks,
TN14 7EP

Cheques payable to "Omnibus Society (LHR Group)" please. Overseas postage extra.

For more information view the London Historical Research Group page here


Titles Published Directly By The Society

The following title is published directly by the Society.

 

 

  • Majestic - The story of the BET group's smallest fleet.

    Majestic - The story of the BET group's smallest fleet.

    1. A brief history of this Manchester based company including competition on the London service in 1930. Researched by Maurice Bateman, John Bennett, Michael Eyre & others. 32 pages. Cover price £6.90, ISBN 978 1 909091 03 0.

Obtainable (online or at sales stalls) from: MDS Books (www.mdsbooks.co.uk)


DDP Publications

No publications currently available.