Rugby – the town, mind you, not the sport – has been enjoying its moment in the spotlight thanks to the Rugby World Cup. While we’re proud of all the coverage, it’s also a great time to point out that our town history involves a lot more than the creation of throwing a ball backwards.

Cue the Rugby Portland Cement Transport. Granted (pun intended), while some might not think that our rock history is as exciting as an international sporting event, the niche group of Rugby business and transportation history enthusiasts would disagree with you.

Oxygen was happy to collaborate on book design and layout with author Glen McBirnie on his recent and impressive book, Rugby Portland Cement Transport: a story of vehicles and their drivers. The 296-page book boasts photos from a private collection of more than 40 photo albums covering a variety of subjects on the British road transport scene from post-war years up to the 1980s.

McBirinie’s first book on RPC Transport “A Story of Vehicles and their Drivers” has sold over 1,400 copies since its release in 2002, both here in the United Kingdom and overseas.


Rugby Portland Cement Transport is available for purchase at WH Smith and Hunts Bookshop. Additional copies can be ordered through Amazon or Crown House or borrowed from the Rugby Library.

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