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John Boylett Memorial Collection Part 3 - 1960-62
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 third part of the gallery covering 1960-62 - the first part covering 1958 can be found here, the second part covering 1959 can be found here and the fourth part covering 1963 on can be found here.
Bedford, February 1960, Film 86
Winchester, February 1960, Film 86
Brighton, April 1960, Film 89
Peterborough, September 1961, Film 102
Wembley Stadium, May 1962, Film 108
Guildford, May 1962, Film 108
Carlisle and Dumfries, June 1962, Film 108 & 109
Dumfries, June 1962, Film 108 & 109
Ayr, June 1962, Film 109
Dunoon, June 1962, Film 112
Bridge-of-Weir and Renfrew, June 1962, Films 112 & 113
Ascot, June 1962, Films 114 & 115
Windsor, June 1962, Film 115
Ascot, July 1962, Film 118
London, July 1962, Film 119
Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, August 1962, Film 119
Nottingham, October 1962, Film 125
Walsall, October 1962, Film 125
Late 1962/early 1963
 
This is the third part of the gallery covering 1960-62 - the first part covering 1958 can be found here, the second part covering 1959 can be found here and the fourth part covering 1963 on can be found here.

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