Exploring Crosville Country, Part 2: Wales
John Hillmer presents a "Past and Present" photographic exploration of the Welsh routes and destinations served by Crosville bus services.
Crosville's first public bus services in Wales started in Mold and Flint in 1919, followed three years later by Llanrwst to Ethyl and Ruthin. In 1923 the first Express service commenced between New Ferry and Mold. services started in Aberystwyth. Llandrindod Wells and Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1924, then expanded to New Quay, Aberaeron and Cardigan. Acquisitions of other small companies continued through the 1930s, then during the Second World War large demands were made of the company and there were many cut-backs on rural routes, although no major territorial retrenchment took place until deregulation in 1986. Various changes of name and ownership followed, and today, as Arriva Cymru, the routes are managed under Arriva North West & Wales. Many aspects of this long and varied history are illustrated here in words and pictures.
This volume, one of two exploring Crosville country, provides 'past and present' views of the routes and destinations in Wales, using a selection of nostalgic photographs. most of which have not been previously published. Includes:
- Blaenau Ffestiniog
- Colwyn Bay
- Wrexham and many more
Softback, 96 pages, around 200 black & white photographs
Condition: Very Good
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