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CWS Road Atlas

CWS Road Atlas
CWS Motorists & cyclists Compendium
CWS Road maps
CWS Road signs
CWS Pelaw polish & Lowestoft Productions
CWS Federal and Federation Cycles


An excellent road atlas produced by the Co-operative Wholesale Society to advertise many of their products. It also includes what is described as a Motorist's & Cyclist's Compendium of England & Wales.

The booklet includes 37 pages of maps plus a key map as an index, town plans of major cities and road profiles of principal routes between cities. It also includes information on road signs, lighting up times, ferries and toll roads, plus a list of CWS factories etc.

There is no publication date but looking at the overall design I would guess it dates from the 1930's or 40's. On the cover it says that it was "issued with the compliments of the
Co-operative Wholesale Society" and so I assume that this was a free gift for customers.

It is 185 x 125mm in size and has 64 pages inside card covers. The staples are rusted and one is partly missing but the overall book is still intact. Overall it is in pretty good condition.

A really good piece of advertising for the CWS. Not sure how useable it is today as the road network has changed since the book was published but would be ideal as an accessory for classic car owners.

Price £15.00
Postage & packing for UK £2.00.

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