The Bristol Scroll, by Martin S. Curtis
Book published by Millstream in 2011, 72 pages. Paperback (N6875PE)
Brand New Book
This book provides a fascinating history of the famous 'Bristol' scroll - which many people will remember on the side of Bristol buses. Published to mark the centenary of the first appearance of the scroll, this book traces its use, first in 1911 by the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company, later to become the Bristol Aeroplane Company and finally part of the British Aircraft Corporation. Later it appeared on Bristol Tramways Company's engines and vehicles, and then with Bristol Omnibus Company's buses, where the scroll became its well known fleet name throughout the Bristol region from 1965. The scroll also appeared on cars, lorries, boats and even on pre-fab houses in the 1940s. It is still in use today for heritage purposes. Illustrated with many photos never seen before, this book thus provides a comprehensive and beautiful history of the Bristol Scroll....