Enchanting Bournemouth (promotional film, 1962)


Presented by Bournemouth Corporation and featuring the sights of this seaside town. A young couple arrive in the town on bicycles, and we glimpse one of three Bournemouth Corporation open top trolleybuses. These 1935 Sunbeam MS2s had their Park Royal bodies converted by the Corporation in 1958. It's followed by a twin staircase Leyland Titan PD2/Weymann and an unidentifiable single decker. As the cyclists complete their turn, they pass an open top Guy Arab:

We then have a much better view of an open top trolleybus as our couple, clothes now changed, run to board it,followed by aerial views of more conventional trolleys:

Footage on board the open topper shows a Royal Blue Bristol LS passing in front, with other Bounemouth buses in the distance:

Finally we see the trolley moving away from the camera. The footage is indistinct, but it's possible this is 202 (ALJ986), now preserved at the East Anglia Transport Museum:

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