View Full Version : 1940 Farnham, Surrey, UK

07-18-2010, 01:51 AM
Since the town government is unable to answer my email, perhaps someone here will be able to.

Would Farnham have had buses or trolleys/trams for public transportation in 1940?

07-18-2010, 02:35 AM
I've been to Farnham a few times and I don't recall seeing any tram lines. The bus system was pretty widespread at that time so I would guess there were buses. Also, there's a train station for longer trips and, as it's not far from the station to the town centre, I'm guessing a lot of people walked. People were a lot fitter and a lot less inclined to be lazy during the war.

Did a quick search: You could try this (http://www.adbig.co.uk/) as a starting point

07-18-2010, 04:04 AM
You could try contacting the local museum
http://www.waverley.gov.uk/museumoffarnham/ has an email and snail mail address. They might be able to put you in touch with a local history group who could assist you.

07-18-2010, 09:12 AM
You might try the Farnham Building Preservation society
Farnham (Building Preservation) Trust
Stannards View, Frith End

Bordon GU35 0QR
TEL: 01420 472761

I suspect that there's a local historical society too, and he might know how to contact them; they often have pictures, and maps, and schedules and such.

The Farnham Library has an email address; Librarians are pretty much fabulous everywhere I've ever been:


07-18-2010, 11:44 AM
Farnham is a pretty small place even today, takes about 15 minutes to walk from one end to the other, so I doubt there would have been trolley buses. Buses to other towns and villages seems most likely

07-19-2010, 12:55 PM
There is a train station in Farnham also there was,and still is,a bus service in and out of Farnham. The buses are here www.skylineaviation.co.uk/buses/t.html

07-25-2010, 09:30 PM
Thank you all for your help. I can now edit that chapter and get on with the rest.