Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,139 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Western National Omnibus Co

From Graces Guide
1961.
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1929 Founded as a joint venture between the Great Western Railway and the National Omnibus and Transport Co

1930 After financial reconstruction of the National Omnibus and Transport Co, all of its assets were put into 3 associated companies: Eastern National Omnibus Co, Western National Omnibus Co and Southern National Omnibus Co which were jointly owned with the 4 major railway companies[1]

1931 A controlling interest in the National Omnibus was acquired by the Thomas Tilling Ltd

1948 Part of National Omnibus and Transport Co; owned Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co Ltd. Nationalised; acquired by the British Transport Commission[2]

1969 Became part of the National Bus Co

1987 Sold by National Bus Co as part of the privatisation process.

By 1994 was owned by Badgerline[3]

Also see Western National

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 20, 1931
  2. The Times Nov. 9, 1948
  3. The Times Mar. 8, 1994