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, 11 June 2007

Wet Day in Blackburn

Maybe it's just me but I tend to think those poppy red buses of the NBC era look a lot better in black and white and it certainly adds gritty charm to this dirty wet day in Blackburn. Taken in about 1980 one can just catch a glimpse of the roof of a Corporation Leyland PD2, but this shot features some smiling schoolgirls and typical Ribble vehicles bought since Nationalisation. As well as two of the ubiquitous Leyland Nationals looking quite presentable with a white stripe to add a splash of brightness was a Bristol VR with ECW lowheight bodywork still looking quite shiny and new beneath the caked dirt.

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