Royal Blue Coaches Charabanc Open Top RP Postcard Yarmouth 1929

This is an old Real Photographic Postcard of the Royal Blue Charabanc taken in 1929. The Charabanc carried the company emblem and motto: Pulchritudo et Salubritas meaning Beauty and Health.

History taken from Bus museum website - " Founded in the horse drawn era of wagonettes, lanaus, brakes and stagecoaches, Thomas Elliott obtained his hackney-carriage driver's licence in September 1880 and established his business in Avenue Road, Bournemouth. The business expanded rapidly and Royal Blue gained a reputation for attention to detail and the turnout of its coaches and teams of horses. Royal Blue converted from horsedrawn carriages to motorised char-a-bancs before the First World War and was a pioneer in the development of long distance express services in competition with the railways."

This postcard has a note on the back as follows:

"Mummy - Daddy and Joan on a trip round the Isle of Wight - Yarmouth June 1929".

Fair condition - see scan - some fading due to light/age. This postcard has not been postally used.

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