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, 21 March 2007

There's A Stranger in Town from East Anglia

We still get a few strange coaches that come into Stafford Town Centre and stop for a while but at one time it was quite commonplace. Some were quite interesting too like this recent Cambus Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen in the livery of NBC's National Holidays, one of two delivered in 1986 waiting for the customers to finish their lunch at the town's Flamingo Restaurant in the Co-op in 1988.
I'm proud of this one! Also in Stafford from East Anglia and an almost unbelievable sight was this Southern Corporation Massey-Bodied Leyland PD3 on hire to Chaserider for a spell of driver training. Incidentally this was not the first Southend Corporation bus that visited the town as one Sunday in 1968 I saw a fairly new East-Lancs bodied Leyland Leopard with dual-entrance bodywork on Bridge Street Car Park. Alas I did not have a camera with me that day.

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