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
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Liverpool St Georges Hall and another Liverpool Classic
Liverpool Corporation Buses always had something of a utility feel about them and it was only when with a flash of Sixties Inspiration that they came up with not just a welcoming looking Atlantean but something of a superb design classic. Maybe Classic is too strong a word but what their modifications did for the rather plain uninspired MCW body was quite an achievement. Numbers started at L500 in 1963 and had reached L772 and beyond by 1966. Almost three-hundred similar buses were built before Alexander bodies became the norm, but whereas the squared-off Liverpool Look improved the MCW buses considerably, somehow the Liverpool peaked tops and brightwork around the skirt had the opposite effect on the already rather well proportioned round and elegant Scottish product.