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Western National timetable September 1949.
Their head office was 48/50 Queen Street in Exeter, and this particular timetable covered the South Devon and East Cornwall areas. On the cover is a smart Bristol half-cab coach, with its destination blinds showing both Seaside and Country. On the back cover is a double decker bus, again in Western National's green and cream livery. The company operated excursions and tours throughout summer to all the popular destination down in the South West, such as Mevagissey, Newquay, St. Ives and Taunton to name just a few.
The timetable is liberally sprinkled with advertisements for Western and Royal Blue services. One ad that caught my eye shows a Bedford OB coach (probably Duple bodied) which ran Luxury Coach Tours throughout the West of England. Private parties could also hire their coaches for day trips to the seaside and the like.
Royal Blue coach services
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