Alexander remembered

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The discovery of 5,000 unpublished negatives from what was once Scotland’s biggest bus and coach operator has prompted the first of a series of books.

W Alexander and Sons Ltd 1955-1956, by prolific transport author Henry Conn contains some 180 images from a time when the company covered an area from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Inverness and Aberdeen.

Although the Alexander coachbuilding operation, still in operation as Alexander Dennis, was part of the combine not all of the operator’s vehicles had this bodywork.

“This collection of negatives is a truly priceless find. I very much enjoyed putting this book together, and hope other who enjoy it too. I am very grateful to Robin Fell of Transport Treasures for use of the pictures,” said author Henry. “There have been other books on Walter Alexander but this is a collection of never before seen photos not just of the vehicles but the people who ran them and the areas in which they operated. I thoroughly enjoyed putting this book together and hope people will enjoy looking at these images which are true social history.”

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