welcome to guildford&west surrey
G&WS are a fictional 1/76th scale model bus company with a modern & old fleet.
We operate local and rural services within Surrey, Middlesex and Berkshire from our garages, Addlestone (WY), Heathrow (HA), Guildford (GF) and
The towns we serve Woking, Addlestone, Guildford, Dorking, Walton On Thames, Kingston, Heathrow, Aldershot, Camberley, Cranleigh, Weybridge, Staines, Heathrow, Slough, Chertsey, Weybridge, Cobham, Sunbury, Ashford, Farnborough, West Molesey and Esher.
Buses in the Guildford area had been operated since the pre-war period by the expanding private operator Aldershot & District Traction. In the late 1960s as part of the process of nationalisation, this company became a subsidiary of the National Bus Company (UK) National Bus Company (NB).
In the early 1970s the subsidiary was renamed, becoming part of the enlarged Alder Valley NBC subsidiary. In preparation for the deregulation of bus services, services in the area passed to a smaller NBC subsidiary, Alder Valley South. This company was privatised in 1987, and rebranded itself Alder
Valley once more.
The Guildford & West Surrey brand name was first created in 1990, when the Guildford operations of the new Alder Valley company were sold to London & Country, becoming a part of that company. London & Country at the time was owned by the Drawlane Group, one of the predecessor companies of Arriva. London & Country itself was a rebranding of the privatised London Country South West NBC subsidiary. Buses in the area began wearing the Guildford & West Surrey fleet name and livery in the style of the new London & Country colours, although London & Country branded buses also operated in the area.
continuation in model form...
Since then we have been continuing this company in model bus form scale 1/76.