Are you up for a challenge?

The Transport for London Corporate Archives have secured external funding for the

digitisation of the Minute Books of the meetings of the London General Omnibus

Company (L.G.O.C.) from 1855 to 1933. During these years, the L.G.O.C. became the

largest bus company in London, eventually forming part of the London Passenger

Transport Board in 1933.

A team of U3A volunteers has been working on the transcription and indexing of these

Minute Books. We now need extra volunteers to fulfil our ambition of making all the

transcriptions freely available online by the bicentenary of the first London Omnibus in


So, if you want to challenge yourself with deciphering Victorian handwriting, have an

interest in social history or are just passionate about buses, now is your chance to take

part in an interesting project.

For further details please contact Jo Walters at