Buses Round the Okement - Early Public Transport around Okehampton and Northlew, by Roger Grimley

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Buses Round the Okement - Early Public Transport around Okehampton and Northlew, by Roger Grimley
Buses Round the Okement - Early Public Transport around Okehampton and Northlew, by Roger Grimley

Published privately by the author, 46 pages. A4 size staple bound booklet (N6765)

This privately published A4 size booklet provides a fascinating account of public transport in and around Okehampton and Northlew in Devon.

From the introduction: "From the station of the London & South Western Railway, one of the highest spots on the line from London to Plymouth, visitors usually obtain their first impression of Okehampton. The station is on the edge of the moorland plateau. The town is seen several hundred feet below, and on all sides are views of hill and dale, of woodland and well-tilled land, which always wins the admiration of strangers. The town serves as a marketing place for villagers for miles around and supplies the modest needs of the inhabitants. It is an admirable centre from which to explore Dartmoor" . This description comes from an early guide which also noted, "Flowing through the town is a river which rises at two places in Dartmoor, as the West Okement and the East Okement. They meet with other minor streams and flow generally north to a confluence with the River Torridge near Meeth".....

Included in this publication are details of all known locally based motor 'bus and char-a-banc proprietors operating between 1912 and the outbreak of war in 1939. Also told is the story of those who continued through to the post war years.


The condition of the booklet is generally good. The card covers are clean and bright, the staple binding is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover and the booklet has been bumped in the bottom right hand corner, which has caused some light scuffing and creasing in that area.
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