Great Britain by Bus in Glorious Kodachrome (1969-1971)

An Australian tourist's snapshots of Great Britain in the lat 1960s and early 1970s

 

Seaton Trams - 1971

Seaton Trams – 1971

Lindsay Bridge describes himself as “an Australian whose traveled widely. Fully retired since 1999, Lindsay has posted many of his photographs to his Flickr page. In this gallery of Kodachrome images, we go back to Great Britain in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lindsay was on holiday, travelling throughout the country – often to places that don’t have literary footnotes, like Walwall. Wherever he goes, buses, trams and trains catch his eye. And so the temptation was to call this gallery ‘Great Britain by Bus in Glorious Kodachrome’. So we did just that.

 

London Transport buses lined up at Crystal Palace, taken on Kodachrome on 2 Apl 1971

London Transport buses lined up at Crystal Palace, taken on Kodachrome on 2 April 1971

Trolley Bus Terminus near the station in Walsall, Midlands, U.K. Taken on Kodachrome on 18 July 1969. Trollye buses ceased 3 Oct 1970.

Trolley Bus Terminus near the station in Walsall, Midlands, U.K. Taken on Kodachrome on 18 July 1969. Trolly buses ceased 3 Oct 1970.

Double deck tram on Blackpool Promenade. Taken on Kodachrome on 24 July 1969.

Double deck tram on Blackpool Promenade. Taken on Kodachrome on 24 July 1969.

1969 BLACKPOOL Boarding point for trams on the Promenade at Blackpool

1969 BLACKPOOL Boarding point for trams on the Promenade at Blackpool

1969 BLACKPOOL Open boat car for tourists, Promenade Blackpool

1969 BLACKPOOL Open boat car for tourists, Promenade Blackpool

Trams on the Promenade at Blackpool, taken on Kodachrome on 11 Apl 1971.

Trams on the Promenade at Blackpool, taken on Kodachrome on 11 April 1971.

Brush railcoach No 634 turns into promendade at Manchester Square from the Depot line. Taken on Kodachrome on 24 July 1969.

Brush railcoach No 634 turns into promendade at Manchester Square from the Depot line. Taken on Kodachrome on 24 July 1969.

Ipswich Trolleybus No.44 on display at Cricklewood Steam Day, near London.

Ipswich Trolleybus No.44 on display at Cricklewood Steam Day, near London.

Crich Stand and tram track from depot fan, taken on Kodachrome on 20 July 1969.

Crich Stand and tram track from depot fan, taken on Kodachrome on 20 July 1969.

1969 BRADFORD, ENGLAND

1969 – Junction Market Street/ Sunbridge road with Bradford Town hall in the background. Market street is behind the camera. The East lancs re-bodied trolley (718) is turning from Thornton Road into Sunbridge road before probably turning into Tyeral Street on the Buttersahw/ Wibsey Routes 45/46. The building on the right is the magnificant Mechanics Institute demolished in the 60s cull of magnificent stone buildings. This whole area is now centenary square. Taken on Kodachrome on 22 Aug 1969.

Top end of Fargate, Sheffield City centre. Taken on Kodachrome on 22 July 1979.

Top end of Fargate, Sheffield City centre. Taken on Kodachrome on 22 July 1979.

1969 ROTHERHAM Rotherham near Sheffield, Street Scene

1969 – Rotherham near Sheffield, Street Scene

 

1969 WHITBY

1969 – Whitby

1969 STRATFORD ON AVON Punt over river at Stratford on Avon, England

1969 Stratford-on-Avon

Polperro, Cornwell, England 4 April 1970 taken on Kodachrome

Polperro, Cornwell, England 4 April 1970 taken on Kodachrome

Walsall Corporation Trolleybus No.858 at terminus, taken on Kodachrome on 18 July 1969. Walsall trolley buses ceased 3 Oct 1970

Walsall Corporation Trolleybus No.858 at terminus, taken on Kodachrome on 18 July 1969. Walsall trolley buses ceased 3 Oct 1970

Douglas Corporation Horse tram Saloon No. 18 Isle of Man. Taken on Kodachrome on 26 July 1969,

Douglas Corporation Horse tram Saloon No. 18 Isle of Man. Taken on Kodachrome on 26 July 1969,

1969 THAMES RIVER Thames River, London, England

1969 – River Thames, London, England

1969 LIVERPOOL Tram rails remaining in street, Liverpool, England shows facade of the St. George's Hall.

1969 – Tram rails remaining in street, Liverpool, England – shows facade of the St. George’s Hall.

1969 MURKY MORNING AT NUNHEAD St.Asaphts Court, Nunhead, London, England. (Note the sand box for winter snow)

1969 MURKY MORNING AT NUNHEAD St.Asaphts Court, Nunhead, London, England. (Note the sand box for winter snow)

Loch Lomond, nr Balloch, Scotland near Glasgow.Taken on Kodachrome on 7 Sep 1969.

Loch Lomond, nr Balloch, Scotland near Glasgow.Taken on Kodachrome on 7 Sep 1969.

1971 EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, taken from the Scott Monument towards the North.

1971 – Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, taken from the Scott Monument towards the North.

1970 BOURNEMOUTH PIER

1970 Bournemouth

1969 FERRY COWAL Cowal Ferry from Dunoon

1969 – L Cowal Ferry from Dunoon

1969 LEEDS, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND Street Scene in Leeds, Yorkshire, England

1969 – Street Scene in Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Aberdeen Street scene, taken on 9 September 1969 on Kodachrome.

Aberdeen Street scene, taken on 9 September 1969 on Kodachrome.

Knitting mill at Harwick - Scotland. Taken on Kodachrome on 28 Nov 1970.

Knitting mill at Harwick – Scotland. Taken on Kodachrome on 28 Nov 1970.

Sinclair Pow in the street at Harwick -Scotland. Taken on Kodachrome on28 Nov 1970.

Sinclair Pow in the street at Harwick -Scotland. Taken on Kodachrome on28 Nov 1970.

1969 ST ENOCH HOTEL, GLASGOW St Enoch Hotel left, Underground station entrance right, Glasgow, Scotland

1969  –  St Enoch Hotel left, Underground station entrance right, Glasgow, Scotland

1971 GREAT ORME RAILWAY Bottom Station of the Great Orme Railaway.

1971 – Bottom Station of the Great Orme Railaway.

Via: Lindsay Bridge