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Hodge’s Coaches Through The Years!

Hodge’s Coaches has been in continuous operation since 1924 and you obviously don’t remain in business for nearly 100 years by not giving the customer what they want. The three directors who run Hodge’s have a combined experience of over 100 years in the industry and it’s that level of experience that allows us to assist you with all your coaching requirements.

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1920's

This coach (Charabanc) was George Edward Hodge’s first new coach it was supplied by the dealership A.C.Barnes Wokingham, George named his coach “Venus” as this was the name of the R.N. ship on which father served. (The coach body could be removed, and a lorry body fitted as required).

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1930's

This picture shows George Hodge’s garage he built in the late 1920’s, his truck is just leaving to join the other floats in the parade celebrating the Coronation of King George the VI 1937.

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1940's

Two of George Hodge’s coaches with some excited passengers waiting to depart the Royal Oak Public House, Branksome Hill Road, Sandhurst which is now The College Town Montessori School.

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1950's

The coaches were starting to get a bit more streamlined in the 1950’s, this coach with its butterfly front radiator was waiting to pick up it’s passengers at Earls Court.

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1960's

In 1962 Peter Hodge took over the day to day running of Hodge’s Coaches and he took this picture of our coach picking up passengers in the hangar (TBB) at Heathrow airport, parked behind is a BOAC (British Airways) Boeing 707.

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1970's

This photo was taken at the Transport and Road Research Laboratory, Crowthorne and shows one of our Ford coaches waiting in between shuttling VIP’s around the test track.

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1980's

The 1980’s saw the arrival of our first foreign make of coach an MAN SR280, it was the first of our heavy weight vehicles. By today’s standards it’s lacking in luxury features!

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1990's

The late 1980’s early 90’s saw us replace the old blue and ivory colour scheme, that George Hodge started using in the 1930’s, and change to metallic blue and gold which we have stuck with to the present day.

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2000's

Our latest vehicles are light years away from the vehicles our granddad started with all those years ago. We now have double glazing, air-con/climate control, reclining seats, ABS, ASR, Automatic Gearboxes, air suspension – we think he would be impressed.

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2010's

Protecting the environment is now one of the most important things for any company. Hodge’s are constantly investing large amounts of money into the latest Eco Friendly Euro 6 vehicles to help keep our impact on the environment to the absolute minimum possible.

Our Services

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Corporate Transport

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Conference Transport

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Wedding Transport

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Exhibitions Transport

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Club and Society Travel

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Excursions

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Contract Hire

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School Travel

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Touring

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UK and Continental Travel

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Home to School Contracts

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Employee Courtesy Coaches

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Religious Festivals

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