Trolley ’buses.





Saturday, 3rd October 1970. The topic of trolley ’buses came up for some reason. Later I remembered that I had gone to Walsall with a friend who was ‘into’ ‘buses and trams & things. This was because it was the last day of running of the distinctive blue Walsall electric ’buses.


I took my old Zorki 35mm camera along and took some shots. Black and white, of course. I printed a few copies and sent them to my friend, as far as I recall, and then the negatives just sat on the shelf. I decided to see what they looked like after 35 years.


Of course, there were a lot of people there, doubtless taking colour photos., even ciné film & stuff, so that last day must have pretty thoroughly documented! Still, it might just be that something on one these shots might be of interest to a trolley bus enthusiast, or just someone from Walsall. The one at above is actually my favourite, because the film at the cinema (Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood in ‘Where Eagles Dare’), seems such a nostalgic piece these days. Click on the links below, and the .jpg will appear. They are around 200 – 300 kilobytes, and I’ve tried to size them so that the shot will just fill the screen without spilling over.


Transport enthusiasts may copy or use any of these photographs, with an acknowledgement – which I know you would give anyway! The original scans of the negatives are about 1.5 MB; let me know if you would like a full size image.


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Location changed 22nd August 2007.

Page re-formatted 20th December 2015.