How public transport tied the Lea Valley into London

Title: Around Waltham Forest by Bus, Tram and Train

Author: Roger Torode

Publisher: The Omnibus Society

ISBN: 978-1-90909-134-4

Specification: 220mm x 210mm, 120pp, softback

Price: £15

The book tells us that AW Monk captured this scene at The Bell, Walthamstow in July 1957. Country Area RT3441 was providing extra capacity on Green Line route 718 from Harlow to Baker Street, passing under the trolleybus overhead at the junction of Chingford Road and Forest Road while trolleybus crew wait at the kerbside for a northbound trolley to take them back to the depot.

In his preface to this highly informative and delightfully illustrated picture album, London Transport Museum director Sam Mullins explains that public transport was the medium that turned the north-eastern boroughs of Leyton, Walthamstow and Chingford into suburbs of Greater London.

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