I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD
Wednesday, 4 April 2007
The Elusive Post Bus of my Schooldays
I went to school in Chesieres-Villars overlooking the Rhone Valley in Switzerland. Fate had it that there was a tiny garage with two yellow post buses right next to our school and it became a focus for me enthusiasm. I dreamed of seeing all the Post Office owned P-Reg post buses but even though I was there almost three years I only saw fifty. But that was hardly surprising as not only were the vast majority as far as I was concerned a long long way away, many were housed in the sort of dead-end little sleepy villages no-one would normally visit like the eight at Huetten. However I might have seen one as our train raced through Waedenswil but I would never have been able to read the number.