From Regents to Imps - A Brief History of Ipswich Borough Transport, by Stuart Ray

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From Regents to Imps - A Brief History of Ipswich Borough Transport, by Stuart Ray
From Regents to Imps - A Brief History of Ipswich Borough Transport, by Stuart Ray

Booklet published by the Ipswich Transport Museum, 38 pages. A5 size booklet (N5961X1)

From the introduction: Ipswich's municipally owned public transport undertaking has operated under several different names, starting with Ipswich Corporation Tramways and then, after the trams had gone, Ipswich Corporation Transport. More recently it has operated as Ipswich Buses. The other title under which it operated was Ipswich Borough Transport. This was the shortest lived name, lasting from 1974 to de­regulation of the bus industry in 1986. In that short time, however, operations underwent quite a transformation.

Ipswich Borough Transport began in crisis, when the fortunes of the whole operation had fallen to an all-time low and its very existence was being questioned. Huge challenges were faced in 1974. Big challenges of a very different character faced the operator a dozen years later, with the coming of bus de-regulation, but its fortunes had been turned round. The dynamic Ipswich Borough Transport of the 1980s could deal with the tough new operating conditions in a way it would have been impossible to contemplate in the dark days of 1974, when I.B.T. first came into being.

This publication is in no way intended as an analysis of the politics behind the change, or how all the management decisions were reached; the author had no more access to these processes than any other ordinary citizen. However, I hope that it does bring back memories of that fascinating period, as it appeared to passengers and enthusiasts...


The condition of the booklet is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is a small price sticker on the rear side cover.
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