The date of the photographs would be in the early 1950s. The City Coach Company ceased to exist in 1953 when they were taken over by Westcliffe on Sea Services and nationalised. Unfortunately none of these pictures were taken in Wickford. The 4 photographs were taken 2 at the London depot and 2 en route to and from London. Two main routes served Wickford, both stopping at the Castle Hotel and opposite. The main service London to Southend and return was at 15 minute intervals. A shorter service was between Shotgate Owl Cafe and Brentwood, which went via Ramsden, and ran at 30 minute intervals.