About the Author
Over the last 35 years Laurie James has extensively researched the history, services, people involved and vehicles of many of the smaller independent bus operators of south east England. He has produced several books, focusing on areas such as Horsham, Guildford, Cranleigh and the Surrey Hills. Having also written the history of Somerset bus firms Hutchings & Cornelius and Safeway Services, he now turns his attention to the Surrey town of Woking and recounts the activities of the myriad of small businesses fighting to make a living out of running buses before the Road Traffic Act 1930 and continuing the story up to the outbreak of the second World War. He currently lives in Hersham, Surrey.