A NEIGHBOUR has recently shown me a copy of the Black Country Bugle, and in particular, the articles about Midland Red.
As your previous articles explained, Midland Red was the main bus and coach operator in the Black Country for most of the 20th century.
While motorway services did not operate from the Black Country, people from the area who wished to travel to London by coach, after November 1959, would have gone into Birmingham to use the motorway service operating from Digbeth.
Bugle readers may be interested in a book that I have written about Midland Red's pioneering work in respect of motorway services.
May I suggest that they take a look at the following website which is all about the book: www.midlandred-motorwaycoaches.co.uk
However, the book covers not only motorway coaches but also the standard C5, which formed the basis for the high-speed coach version, and which was based at a number of Black Country garages. Kind regards.