This website is dedicated to the memory of Coventry Corporation Transport (CCT), which existed between 1912 and 1974. The website has been created to formalise the memories that have evolved over time, principally from material that has been generated by the CWK205 forum created by Peter Walduck. The website has no formal connection with either the Coventry Transport Museum or the Coventry History Centre at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, nor is it related to any other website or forum connected with Coventry. However, some of the material has been provided by these, for which the editorial board is profoundly grateful.
The website has been structured to reveal as much as possible about the operation and details of Coventry Corporation Transport, including some of the principal people and, where possible, ordinary employees. To that end, we have tried to to convey as much as possible about the history of CCT, including the tramways that were taken over from the the Coventry Electric Tramways Comany and, prior to that, the the Coventry and District Tramways Company. The trams and buses in service have been documented from various sources, and precise dates of decommissioning have been made possible thanks to Peter Gould. The bus services have been documented through Coventry Corporation Transport Bus Routes 1926 - 1962, including acknowledgements and references. As part of this description of CCT, we have tried to portray as much information as is available about the various depots and offices.
In the days of Coventry Corporation Transport, the services from Coventry to the surrounding villages, towns and cities were operated by Midland Red. The "Red" had their own bus lane in Pool Meadow, where many of their Coventry starting points were located. These pages are dedicated to the memories of the buses, routes and people remembered by the citizens of Coventry, past and present.
Before the advent of WMPTE, and even after, there were many private coach and bus operators in Coventry. In particular, Bunty Motorways and S A Smith operated routes that were eventually taken over by Coventry Corporation Transport. Several merged and there was a colourful history to many. In the summer, the coach operators would send coaches to Pool Meadow, where they would stand with a blackboard at the foot of the steps advertising the destination of a day trip and the cost. Many young Coventry people had their first Summer seaside experiences as a result of these day trips.
The CCT Society Pages describe the activities of the Coventry Corporation Transport Society and its background. Post 1974 is about the aftermath of Coventry Corporation Transport and Coventry Remembered is intended to give a flavour of bus-related facts and stories about Coventry in the days of Coventry Corporation Transport, but not specifically about CCT.