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

Sunday, 18 February 2007

Open-top in Scarborough

If buses like racehorses were to be judged by their pedigree this Northern Counties bodied Leyland PD3 would be judged to have come from a pretty good stable. The impartial probably agree that Southdown was the Premier BET group operator with it's large splendidly turned out coach fleet and smart solid double-deckers like the Queen Mary. Amongst their ranks were thirty buses that could become open-toppers in the Summer and like other sea-front buses of this type examples were to enjoy extended lives not just with the Sussex operator but elsewhere too like twenty-five-year-old 1965 former 425 which was seen working on the sea-front at Scarborough with Applebys.

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