fbb has not seen a copy of the Essex book, being like Alfred Thornhill (above) and unwilling to shell out huge bucks to find out what bus companies sell. Therein lies the eternal and oft repeated problem. Why should a potential customer have to pay to find out what is available. The cost of producing a timetable book is just small change for either a bus company or a local authority. Set against the cost of running buses or running a Council it is just one rather tiny peanut. Sadly, telling people where the buses go and at what times seems to be of no interest to either the operators or the County Council and at best we are left with a frustrating and often fruitless forage for a set of leaflets.
In view of all this, it was with some anticipation and excitement that fbb unwrapped his prezzie from No. 3 son; as hinted, it was one of the new London timetable books produced by "Here to There" publishing.
What a super spiffing and splendid idea!