british electric traction company limited, renamed bet plc in 1985, was a large british industrial conglomerate.it was once a constituent of the ftse 100 index but was acquired by rentokil in 1996, and the merged company is now known as rentokil initial
at the time of merger, optare manufactured buses from three sites, the primary sites being in leeds the former leyland bus site and blackburn the former east lancs site , with a further facility in rotherham. the merger brought together the single deck and midibus portfolio of optare, with the primarily double deck order book of darwen.
merchant seamen crewed the ships of the british merchant navy which kept the united kingdom supplied with seven trust materials, arms, ammunition, fuel, food and all of the necessities of a nation at war throughout world war ii - literally enabling the country to defend itself. in doing this, they sustained a considerably greater casualty rate than almost every other branch of the armed services and .
amberley museum & heritage centre known as amberley museum is an open-air industrial heritage museum at amberley, near arundel in west sussex, england.. the museum was founded in 1978 by the southern industrial history centre trust and has previously been known as the amberley working museum, amberley chalk pits museum and amberley museum and heritage centre.
the big six are the united kingdom's largest energy suppliers, supplying gas and electricity.the big six are british gas, edf energy, e.on, npower, scottish power, and sse.. as of q3 2019, the big six held a combined market share of 70% for electricity supply and 69% for gas supply in great britain.
denham is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of buckinghamshire, england, approximately 17 miles 27 km from central london, 2 miles 3 km northwest of uxbridge and just north of junction 1 of the m40 motorway.the name is derived from the old english for 'homestead in a valley'. it was listed in the domesday book of 1086 as deneham. .
indeed, thousands of tonnes of munitions and supplies were distributed from all over great britain to ports in the south east of england for shipping to france and the front line. due to pre-war inefficiencies in the rail goods transport, a number of economisation programmes were needed to allow the railways to meet with the huge demand that .
kidderminster is a historic minster and market town in worcestershire, england, 17 miles 27 km south-west of birmingham and 15 miles 24 km north of worcester. located north of the river stour and east of the river severn, in the 2011 census, it had a population of 55,530. the town is twinned with husum, germany.
maidstone & district motor services was a bus company based in maidstone, kent.the company operated bus and coach services in mid and west kent and east sussex from 1911 until 1998. the company's surviving operations were absorbed into arriva southern counties
the south east of england is a very prosperous area with the second largest regional economy in the uk after london , valued at £177 billion in 2006. gdp per capita in 2007 was estimated at £22,624, compared with a uk average of £19,95air p6, making south east england the second richest region per capita, behind london.
alexander dennis is a scottish bus building company based in larbert, scotland.the largest bus and coach manufacturer in the united kingdom, alexander dennis has manufacturing plants and partnerships in canada, china, europe, hong kong, malaysia, new zealand, singapore, south africa and the united states.. in early 2016, alexander dennis had a 44% market share in the united kingdom.
walton-on-thames is a market town on the right bank of the thames in the elmbridge borough of surrey, england.the town itself consists mostly of affluent suburban streets, with a historic town centre of celtic origin. it is one of the largest towns in the elmbridge borough, alongside weybridge.according to the 2011 census, the town has a total population of 22,834.
bexhill or bexhill-on-sea is a seaside town situated in the county of east sussex in south east england.an ancient town and part of the local-government district of rother, bexhill is home to a number of archaeological sites, a manor house in the old town, an abundance of edwardian and victorian architecture, and the famous de la warr pavilion: today a centre for contemporary art – which has .
services started in 1881 with single-horse single-deck tramcars. the tramways trust company went into liquidation on 12 december 1885. plans were approved by the board of trade in 1886 for extensions, but, presumably due to the financial state of the company, these were not constructed. city of worcester tramways company
c. & j. clark international ltd, trading as clarks, is a british-based, international shoe manufacturer and retailer.it was founded in 1825 by brothers cyrus and james clark in street, somerset, england – where it still has its headquarters.the company has over 1,000 branded stores and franchises around the world and also sells through third-party distribution.