Irish Buses in the mid-1960s, A Return Journey, by Richard Newman

Irish Buses in the mid-1960s, A Return Journey, by Richard Newman
Book published by Colourpoint in 2018, 64 pages. Rectangular paperback - c.24cm by 20cm (7268)

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From the rear side cover: In this, his second album on Irish buses, Richard Newman, a native of Portsmouth, takes us on a nostalgic journey through the bus scene of a very different mid-1960s Ireland.

In 1964 Richard acquired an IIford Sportsman 35mm camera so was better able to record Irish buses on his first visit in 1965. He returned in July 1967 for a more extensive tour and again for an extended day trip in May 1968 to record the closure of the Belfast trolleybus system.

Amongst other locations, the author visited Belfast, Dublin, Londonderry and Waterford. As well as the absorbing bus scene, the backgrounds to his pictures also provide much interest, some locations having changed greatly, others still recognisable today. In addition to the major operators - Belfast Corporation Transport, Coras lompair Eireann and the Ulster Transport Authority/Ulsterbus - Richard also recorded the vehicles of some better known operators in the independent sector, including the Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Company. This second album is an engaging and evocative collection of largely unpublished photographs.