Glory Days: Maidstone and District by Colin Morris


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 2002. Ian Allan 1st Edition.


Established in 1908 as the Maidstone, Chatham, Gravesend & District Omnibus Services (sic), the name was changed quickly (in 1911) to Maidstone & District. Although much of the network in northwest Kent was transferred to the LPTB on the latter's creation in 1933, Maidstone & District's operational area expanded to include numerous other operators, including the trolleybuses of Hastings & District. Like Northern General, Maidstone & District was another subsidiary of BET that passed to the National Bus Company and is another of the great names of the British bus industry that has effectively disappeared as a result of the corporate strategies of the major post-privatisation groups.