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R J Cook in front of a preserved AEC London Transport electric trolley bus at Battersea Park Bus Rally, Easter Monday 1978.

July Ist 2022

Thanks to over 14 years of police lies , harassment , \prison threats and court stress, I am quite ill and a frequent visitor to Stoke Mandeville Hospital, where hopefully imminent surgery will prolong my life long enough to sort out certain matters of truth and help saqve my sons..
As explained elsewhere., at least two police forces involved themselves in my health care, labelling me a bi polar paranoid schizophrenic with abnormal psychology. Local readers beware of Aylesbury’s Whiteleaf Centre, notably Dr C R Ramsay who broke all rules.\He lied in an effort to get me sectioned and my sex change treatemnt halted unless I accepted powerful anti psychotic drugs. The hormonal shock to my syetem undoubtedly has some connection with my cancer issue. Ramsay and police lies also disqualified me from my HGV driving livelihood, costing me over £76,000 in lost earnings to date.It is absurd to call Britain a democracy and only a fool or very ignnorant person would believe media , police and politicians assertive self interested lies on the matter..
On the plus side, I get to experience the 3 different operators services on this run. Arriva’s Circuitous No9 is pictured. That bus broke down twice that day.
Miss Roberta Jane Cook
Image Appledene Photographics / RJC

May 2022

April 2nd 2022

Redlone Bus waiting at Buckingham Tesco for the busy school rum

February 3rd2022

Grim Aylesbury Bus Station February 3rd 2022

January 28th 2022

I photographed this preserved London Transport AEC Regent Type ( RT ) double Decker with Park Royal bodywork during the Underground Rail Strike.

The vintage 1950s vehicle was brought back into service to cope with increased demand for buses. The RT was GR Rackham’s design following his time in the U.S where he was Chief Engineer for the Yellow Bus Company. He had left Leyland for this position, returning to head London’s bus builder AEC at Southall. The RT prototypes ran in 1939 , then mass produced by AEC and Leyland post war.

Leyland eventually took over AEC, wiping out the marque before Thatcher wiped out Leyland. The RT had a semi automatic gearbox, the first of its kind
R J Cook
Aylesbury Bus Station January 15th 2022

January 27th 2022

A Redline double decker en route to school service on the A413 Winslow Buckingham Road at 3 p.m. today. Image Appledene Photographics /RJC

January 25th 2022

Five people taken to hospital after double-decker bus crashes into shop leaving several ‘walking wounded’

19 people were "assessed and treated" at the scene of the crash

Nineteen people were “treated and assessed” at the scene after a double-decker bus crashed into a shop with flats above in east London.

Read More Five people taken to hospital after double-decker bus crashes into shop leaving several ‘walking wounded’ (msn.com)

January 11th 2022

Free bus passes to be axed for millions of pensioners under new UK law

Isabella Boneham  


Millions of pensioners who currently fit the criteria for a free bus pass in the UK may become ineligible under new government law.

Read More Free bus passes to be axed for millions of pensioners under new UK law (msn.com)

Comment Arriva told me they get 18p for every bus pass journey. Life is going to get much harder for people in Britain. Covid and mass immigration are putting huge pressures on public services and the money to pay is not coming from the rich. OAPs are being led to believe the government cares about them. Not so. That is a smokescreen. The rich make the rules and they are benefitting from these huge demographic and cultural earthquakes.

R J Cook

Milton Keynes was built for cars. Now the authorities are trying to change that. It seems like an impossible task now that the dream ‘city’ just can’t stop expanding Note how empty the bus is and how happy the car people are..
Preserved AEC Routemaster Buses in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. These buses are hired out for weddings and other celebrations. R J Cook was delivering parts for a haulage company when taking these pictures.
Image Appledene Photographics / R J Cook

Friends buy bendy bus as Cardiff Bus prepares to ditch vehicles this month

Elizabeth Thomas  

A group of friends are preserving a bendy bus after it was announced the vehicles will be axed from roads the city.

Cardiff Bus 604 Preservation are set to collect the bus, which formerly ran the 17 and 18 routes in the city, at the end of the month.

Read More Friends buy bendy bus as Cardiff Bus prepares to ditch vehicles this month (msn.com)