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
Monday, 19 March 2007
South Yorkshire of Pontefract
There was a second smaller operator called South Yorks based in Pontefract but the newcomer, the huge PTA had no grounds for complaint as the Independent operator has been working between Doncaster and Leeds since 1929. However by the time this photo was taken in the mid-Nineties in Leeds the operator had become part of what is now know as Arriva but thankfully Northern Counties bodied Olympian No103 was still wearing the old colours albeit covered in grime. Bus enthusiasts aren't very popular and some bastard upstairs on the bus is giving me 'two fingers'.