Last week we visited the London Bus Museum at Brooklands, which tells the story of the development of buses using display boards, photos, and text. There is also a collection of old buses going back to Victorian times when they were horse-drawn.It shows how buses evolved to meet the needs of London’s ever increasing population, through to the modern day. We learnt how buses met the need of the public who wanted to move out of the crowded city and into the suburbs, when before they were limited in only being able to walk to work.We saw the contribution buses and horses made to the First World War effort, and in the Second World War, how nearly 5,000 buses were mobilised to help evacuate children from the dangers of German bombing to the safety of the countryside.
- A roaring success
- Rock out in style