Joined Jan 15 2012
76 years old
Ilford, near London
Bus Tickets from the Bournemouth Area
Over 40 years railway experience, mainly mechanical and electrical engineering, but during the 1970s I was also a volunteer booking clerk - Edmondson card - on a preserved railway and even at that time £1000 in a shift was not unusual in the summer.
I have a number of machines, most of which you can view in "Bill's Collection". My first priority is that they should work properly and I prefer those having sufficient fare capacity whereby they could be put into immediate use. Put simply, I am not interested in owning museum exhibits - the mechanical condition is of much greater importance.
I also collect bus/tram tickets from Bournemouth, and H&D in that area, and am looking for anyone who might be able to help with scans of early examples as I am working with another Transport Ticket Society member on documenting them. This has been assisted by my having rescued the BCT Head Office ticket requisition book covering most of the 1920s.
I would also like to obtain any Bournemouth Ultimate and Setright Speed rolls (or part-rolls) plus any other machines to go with my ex-BCT 'Speed' No.169 which has 1p to 24p fare range.