London Buses: A History


London Buses:  A History
Dr John Hodgson
8 pm Thursday
27 September


Dr Hodgson’s talk will cover the development of passenger transport in London from early Hansom Cabs, through horse-drawn ‘buses’ and early attempts at mechanical powered carriages, to the use of petrol and diesel engines and the development of the modern bus. Reference will be made to buses in Finchley.

John Hodgson’s higher degrees in electrical engineering, physics and physical electronics led to a career first in the electronics industry, as an associate professor at the University of Westminster, and then in university management. Since his retirement in 2000 he has been closely involved with Barnet U3A, especially its work on digital photography and computers. He has also developed a range of lectures for local groups based on his very wide range of interests, which includes this talk for the Finchley Society.

The meeting will take place at Avenue House, located in Stephens House and Gardens, 17 East End Road, Finchley N3 3QE. The meeting starts at 8:00 pm, and there will be a break for refreshments.