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GWR Route: Banbury to Wolverhampton

Leamington Spa Station: gwrpublicity3879

An extract from the Great Western Railway Timetable showing times from Leamington station for the summer of 1913

An extract from the Great Western Railway Timetable for summer 1913. This was a period when full details of the various road motor car and omnibus services that they operated, were included in their passenger timetable. This extract indicates the route (with times) of the daily motor bus tour of Shakespeare's Country. It appears that in Warwick passengers could re-board the motor bus either at; Warwick Castle gates or at the Warwick Arms Hotel (where they had been dropped off). The tours ran every weekday from Saturday 10th May. London passengers could arrive by 10:50am by catching the 9:10am Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Chester and Birkenhead express from Paddington as this train slipped a coach at Leamington at 10:44am. At this time a Dennis 20hp bus, seating 14 passengers was used for the tour. (See 'gwrpublicity3873').

Robert Ferris