John Bishop and Malcolm Keeping 96 pages softcover
The Last Decade of British Trolleybuses in Colour covers the general demise of the British trolley bus from 1961 to 1972 when the last Bradford trolley bus entered the Thornbury Works for the final time on 26 March 1972. Gripped by a fascination of trolley buses, John Bishop and Malcolm Keeping decided to capture the vehicles on both cine-film and color transparencies. Having seen the demise of their 'home town trolley buses', both authors traveled the country photographing the remaining trolleys bus systems, including the capital cities of Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow and London. The photographs not only capture the vast array of colors of the vehicles, but the changing scene of the so called 'Swinging Sixties' when attitudes relaxed dramatically. Since these colorful days, the scene has changed even more so when the local government in the Seventies altered municipal operations becoming companies and many changed names or disappeared altogether. Therefore, this book records far more than just the demise of the trolley buses, but changes in society as well.