Hants and Dorset Coach Poster
20 x 51cm
Founded in 1916 as Bournemouth & District Motor Services, acquisitions, expansion and changes in ownership led to renaming the company in 1920 to Hants & Dorset Motor Services. Nationalised in 1948, the company served South Hampshire and East Dorset as part of the Tilling Group until its absorption into National Bus Company in 1969 and ultimately lost its identity as parts of the company were renamed.
Hants & Dorset, although it never operated express coach services, did build up (and extensively promoted) a successful coach touring business to domestic and European destinations which relied on wealthy customers with which the area abounded.