Book on public transport takes a trip back in time

A trolley bus passes under the turning circle at the White House, Milton, heading for Eastney, and the destination blind has already been turned to Dockyard. In the distance a single-deck Leyland on service 15 heads towards Alexandra Park. The snow-laden sky enhances the overhead wires.
A trolley bus passes under the turning circle at the White House, Milton, heading for Eastney, and the destination blind has already been turned to Dockyard. In the distance a single-deck Leyland on service 15 heads towards Alexandra Park. The snow-laden sky enhances the overhead wires.
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FROM horse-drawn trams to trolley buses and beyond, a new book tracks the history of public transport on the buses in Portsmouth.

Author Bob Rowe has included more than 200 photographs of buses in the city in his book Portsmouth Corporation Transport.

On January 13, 1958, service 22 was introduced as a one-man-operated service between Upper Drayton and Cosham railway station. It was extended to Wymering on May 18 that year. From the start wartime Bedfords were used and this one is pictured at the Northern Road roundabout at Cosham en route to Drayton. The screen had not been changed for this journey.

On January 13, 1958, service 22 was introduced as a one-man-operated service between Upper Drayton and Cosham railway station. It was extended to Wymering on May 18 that year. From the start wartime Bedfords were used and this one is pictured at the Northern Road roundabout at Cosham en route to Drayton. The screen had not been changed for this journey.

Pictures go back to 1899 when horses pulled single and double-decker trams run by the Provincial Tramways Company.

There are plenty of photographs of trolley buses at various locations around the city and their motor bus successors after the trolleys were phased out in the 1960s.

· Portsmouth Corporation Transport by Bob Rowe is published by Venture Publications at £16.95.