History of Bere Regis Motor Service book – artworker needed

There’s an opportunity for someone with design or artworking skills to help publish a book on the history of Bere Regis Motor Service. The pictorial history has already been written and images have been scanned. I have been involved in similar publications before, most recently a pictorial history of AEC vehicles in the South West.

“One Hundred Years of AEC in the West Country” is published by the Westcountry Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust (WHOTT) and was written by local AEC officionado Phil Platt and John Sykes, who worked for AEC (and then Leyland) for many years.

The Bere Regis book will be very similar and needs someone with access to suitable page layout software (Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress for example) to prepare the artwork. There is a budget for this available but it’s not huge, as the funds of the Trust are limited.

If you can help, please leave a comment and I will put you in touch with my contact at WHOTT. Thank you!

5 comments on “History of Bere Regis Motor Service book – artworker needed

  1. kevin_dyer says:


    Re your need for an artworker to design/set the pages for the Bere Regis book.
    I currently work as a studio manager in charge of the production of a well-known boat magazine and carry out artwork at home on a freelance basis. I have a Mac with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc. I am also a fully qualified proofreader and originally served an apprenticeship as a compositor.
    I would be interested to know more about what is needed; how many pages you are looking at, timescales, and what the budget would be.
    I live on the outskirts of Bristol, at Chipping Sodbury.
    Needless to say, I am a bit of a bus enthusiast and always enjoy reading your blog.

    Kevin Dyer

  2. Kevin says:

    Hi John,
    Just wondering if any news on this project as not heard anything…
    Please reply to email addresses (below).

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