The Kinecar by William Heath Robinson
Double page illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a well-equipped omnibus transporting passengers while they watch a film. The caption reads, a luxurious vehicle fitted with many devices for the comfort of passengers returning home on a winter's evening, an interesting (and true) forecast for the future of travel. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other ILN titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Woman and child near an omnibus station, Paris, 1875
Near an omnibus station, the Palais-Royal, 1875. Woman in violet crinoline dress with train, velvet mantelet and feather bonnet. Men in top hats behind. Passengers on a horse-drawn omnibus from the Compagnie generale des omnibus. Handcoloured lithograph by R.V. after an illustration by Francois Courboin from Octave Uzanne's Fashion in Paris, William Heinemann, London, 1898
Bus House CWGC Voormezeele, Belgium
Marking places on battefields is always a tricky business. hence the use of simple identifiers such as Lone Tree, Railway Corner etc. Our old friend Rose Coombs told how this cemetery got its name. Apparently there had been an estaminet nearby and at the beginning of the war a London Transport B Type Omnibus (Ole Bill) used to drop troops there. Date: 2016
© Holts Battlefield Collection / Mary Evans