The London Routemaster Bus - Designed in Chiswick

David Shailes to give talk hosted by the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society

A bus owned by Redroutemaster of Brentford
A bus owned by Redroutemaster of Brentford

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The Brentford and Chiswick Local History Society

In a talk presented by the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society lifelong transport enthusiast David Shailes is to discuss the London Routemaster Bus.

This online talk takes place at 7.30pm on Monday 15 March and will present a brief history of these iconic vehicles aimed at a wide audience of local history enthusiasts.

The Routemaster was designed by a team of engineers and craftsmen at London Transport's Chiswick Works.

Mr Shailes edits the quarterly magazine of the Routemaster Owners’ & Operators’ Association, works for Redroutemaster of Brentford and is restoring his own Routemaster

To book a place at this Zoom talk, email

Your details will be added to the list of participants and the Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the event. There are 100 places available, so if your plans change and you won’t be attending, let the organisers know beforehand. Then, if they have a waiting list, they can re-allocate your place.

Since its first meeting in January 1958 the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society has provided a forum for people interested in the history of the area. Over the last 50 odd years its annual programme of talks and outings has been supported by occasional exhibitions, events, research projects, publications and the respected Brentford & Chiswick Local History Journal.

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March 12, 2021

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