This blog documents the research I undertook to produce a community heritage project on the 213 bus route which connects Sutton to Kingston upon Thames. Blogs covered diverse topics from: heritage literature and community engagement projects, local history research undertaken along the 213 route, random musings and eavesdropped conversations from the bus, and technical details from Transport for London and bus enthusiasts. Originally conceived as part of my MA in Heritage (Contemporary Practice), I continued the research whilst working as Local History Officer for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (January 2014 – April 2017). I am now researching a PhD on a similar topic.

To complete the history of the route, I NEED YOU! If you think you could research and write, or photograph, for a blog on any of the remaining stops towards Sutton, get in touch!

CONTACT ME at 213bus@gmail.co

View my blog about the history of the route here.

Acknowledgements: My former colleagues (both staff and volunteers) at Kingston Museum and Heritage Service; Kath and Shawney at Sutton Heritage Service; Kingston University; Maldens and Coombe Heritage Society; London Bus Museum: Kevin, Alan, Michael and Michael; Robin; Richard; Roger; Ron and Juilia; Friends of Kingston Museum; Bus drivers at Fairfield and Bushy Road;  Jamie; Julie; Duncan; Helen; Pirkko; Katherine; Joy; Graham; John and Pat; Geoff; Graeme; Alan; Nicola; Chris; John; Lauren; Ian; Chris; Nicola; London Transport Museum; Anne; Sue; Lucy; Richard; Rose; Janice; Mary; Joyce; Jonathan; Shaan and Tim; Graham; Kingston Ex-Round Tablers; the anonymous contributors and finally, my fellow 213 passengers.

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