The Fascinating Quantock Collection
Cliff Marsh, Peter Snowden
A colorfully illustrated history of buses in postwar England.
AEC, Bristol, Crossley, Daimler, Dennis, Leyland, and others were all manufacturers of passenger vehicle chassis that could be seen throughout England in the years following the end of World War Two. They produced a wide range of double deck and single deck buses and coaches, bodied by a considerable number of body builders. With the exception of Dennis, all those chassis makers have now disappeared, along with nearly all the body builders. In addition, most operators of this variety of vehicles are no longer in existence, being primarily absorbed into larger operations.
This book can give only a small indication of the major role lifelong bus enthusiast Steve Morris and his Quantock Heritage fleet have played in preserving not only part of the engineering history of the country, but its effect also on social history. In practical terms he has displayed this by enabling the general public to see, enjoy, and also use vehicles of a bygone era.