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John Boylett Memorial Collection Part 2 - 1959
These galleries have been set up in memory of John Boylett who sadly passed away in May 2011 aged 71.

John was a keen transport enthusiast (particularly of buses) and in the period from the late 1950s to 2010 amassed a collection of over 150,000 colour slides as well as 17,000 black and white negatives from the earlier period.

John’s collection covered the whole of the UK and in latter years was expanded with forays abroad with trips to places such as Malta, Portugal and Australia. As such, this is a record not only of an evolution of the transport scene but also a reflection on how times have changed. John often said that he had lived in just about the right era to witness the evolution of the bus scene, both in terms of its changing role in society in general and also of the rapid changes in technology.

John was very active with his hobby and throughout his working life was out and about most weekends, visiting both active operations as well as the Preserved Vehicle scene. This was indeed a busmans’ holiday, as most of his working life was spent working for London Transport as a driver, primarily on his beloved RFs and RMs. Almost always accompanied by his wife Joyce (until her untimely death in January 2007) most of their travels were by car, although they often travelled in RM737 which John drove as well, often after a full day at work.

John Kaye was one of John Boylett’s lifelong friends and often accompanied him on trips around the country. John Kaye was also instrumental in helping John Boylett deal with the computer age so somehow it seems appropriate that his skills and knowledge will lead to some of John Boylett’s extensive collection being made available to a wider audience. So, over the coming months (years!), he will be scanning much of John’s material and we will then add them to this gallery.


This is the second part of the gallery covering 1959 - the first part covering 1958 can be found here, the third part covering 1960-62 can be found here and the fourth part covering 1963 on can be found here.
January 1959, Film 36
Peterborough, January 1959, Film 37 & 38
Watford, January 1959, Film 39
Brighton, January 1959, Film 39
Horsham, February 1959, Film 40
Essex, February 1959, Film 41
February 1959, Film 42
Hastings, February 1959, Film 43
London, February 1959, Film 43
London, April 1959, Film 48, 50 & 51
April 1959, Brighton, Film 52
Wembley Stadium, May 1959, Film 55
London, May 1959, Film 55
Barton, May 1959, Films 55 & 56
Barton, May 1959, Film 56
May 1959, Film 56
London, May 1959, Film 56 & 57
Whipsnade Zoo, May 1959, Film 58
Guildford, May 1959, Film 58
Victoria Coach Station, June 1959, Film 59
Oxted, June 1959, Film 64
Essex & Cambridgeshire, July 1959, Films 64 & 65
Ascot, July 1959, Film 65
Perth, July 1959, Film 71
Inverness, July 1959, Films 71 & 72
Glasgow, July 1959, Film 73
Hamilton, July 1959, Films 73 & 74
Airdrie, July 1959, Films 74 & 75
Glasgow, July 1959, Film 75
Whitehaven, July 1959, Film 76
Workington, July 1959, Film 76
Carlisle, July 1959, Film 76
Newcastle, July 1959, Films 76 and 77
Bishop Auckland, August 1959, Films 77 & 78
Darlington, August 1959, Film 78
Reading, August 1959, Film 81
Southend, August 1959, Films 81 & 82
Guildford, August 1959, Film 82
Clacton, September 1959, Film 82
 
This is the second part of the gallery covering 1959 - the first part covering 1958 can be found here, the third part covering 1960-62 can be found here and the fourth part covering 1963 on can be found here.

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