Jim’s mother Florence died on 13th February, 1976 and
was cremated at
Gornal Wood crematorium and cemetery. The following day, family friend
Marie, who had been acting as a home help, initially for Mary and later
Florence, joined Jim as his companion and brought some order and
tidiness back to the bungalow. She also helped Jim with his many
interests and activities.
Jim and Marie.
Jim soon finished his first book and became a
prolific writer. His books are as follows:
"Men & Machines in the Banbury Run. Silver Anniversary Year" published by
Turntable Enterprises, Leeds.
"Powered Vehicles Made in the Black Country (1900 – 1930s)" published by
the Black Country Society.
"Some Achievements of Wolverhampton Motorcycles" published by Jim Boulton.
"Wolverhampton Cycles and Cycling" published by Brian Publications.
An updated and enlarged version of
“Powered Vehicles Made in the Black Country” published by the Black
"The Story of the First Midland National Aviation
Meeting at Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton. June 27th to July 2nd, 1910". A
limited edition of 100.
"Black Country Road Transport" published by Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd.
Reprint of "Black Country Road Transport" published by Alan Sutton
There was one other that would have been Jim's
masterpiece. When Jim's bungalow was cleared after his death, two
chapters of an unpublished book were discovered. It appears to have been
written in 1986 but it is not known if it was ever completed. The book
would have been a complete chronological history of vehicles made in
Wolverhampton and their sporting achievements. The two chapters rely
heavily on Jim's unique in-depth knowledge of the subject. If the
complete work had been published, it would have been the definitive book
about the history of Wolverhampton's vehicle manufacturers.
The two surviving chapters are included here as a
tribute to a kind and always helpful friend:
||Read Chapter 2
1905 to 1914
||Read Chapter 5
1925 to 1929