TV&GWOT’s charitable objective is to educate, and in the process to entertain, the public in the history of public road passenger transport and in particular in the history of those companies and types of vehicles operated through the Thames Valley and Great Western road transport corridors – fro’ Paddington to Penzance! A number of publications are available which support that purpose. Please email enquiries@tvagwot.org.uk if you require different publication types so we can combine postage to reduce your costs.


RG100 – Reading Motorbus Centenary

TV&GWOT’s commemorative book “100 Years of Reading Motorbuses” is available to purchase online. The book is geared to appeal to local historians as well as bus enthusiasts.  It is B5 format (between A4 and A5), 84 pages, soft bound and includes 160 illustrations, over 100 in colour.  It can be purchased online for the reduced price of £10 with the addition of £2.50 post & packing.  Click here for details of the RG100 event and ordering details.


Event Publications and Booklets

Each year TV&GWOT organises a series of events such as vintage bus running days in towns across the region.   The bumper programmes include newly researched articles on aspects of the local transport scene over the years, lavishly illustrated with old photographs and ephemera from the Trust’s Collection.

Beyond a record of the vehicles in service and the routes for the running day, these glossy programmes are of lasting interest earning their long-term keep on the bookshelves of transport scholars and enthusiasts alike.

While stocks remain, past event programmes are available to purchase at discounted prices. Please email your order requirements (using the Programme order form if you wish) to enquiries@tvagwot.org.uk to check availability and benefit from bulk postage savings, if applicable. Payment can be by Paypal, cheque or bank transfer – details to be agreed with order confirmation.

To check out the full range of programmes and the transport histories they cover, click the following links:





Reading / Thames Valley

Other Events



To and fro’

TV&GWOT Supporters receive a high quality quarterly magazine To and fro’.  Each edition runs to between 36 and 52 pages and includes original articles relating to passenger transport history in the Thames Valley and the West Country with connecting services covered by Royal Blue research.  The full colour magazines are extensively illustrated and include regular features like a spirited Editorial, Trust Traffic Notices, Any Questions and pictorial reviews of recent events.  Copies for the current year are only available to Supporters but back numbers (where copies remain) can be purchased online.

Take a look at the coverage of To and fro’ and the purchasing opportunities here.


  Related publications    

Renowned local transport historian Roger Grimley has produced a series of softbound A4 monographs charting the business, operational and human sides of bus service developments in towns across the West Country. Four titles, particularly relevant to TV&GWOT’s events and complementing our event programmes, can be purchased using the ORDER FORM:


Motor Buses of Plympton and Cornwood (£6+p&p)

Early public transport in South Devon


Bygone Buses of Plymstock and Yealmpton (£5+p&p)

Early public transport in the area between the Rivers Plym and Erme


Travelling around Tavistock (£7+p&p)
The story of public transport in West Devon in the early 20th century


Tally Ho!, Bluebell, Poppy and more (£6+p&p)
Public transport in the Kingsbridge area 1900–1960


The Somerset Motor ’Bus Directory 1931 (£7+p&p)

A description of motor bus services in the County of Somerset in the year 1931





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