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, 29 July 2007

Greater Manchester South: Mersey Square Stockport

I think Leyland Nationals look better in anything other than that uninspired dreary NBC poppy-red or leaf green. The SELNEC orange and cream wasn't very pleasant either but as time went on some of the variants of that livery after it became Greater Manchester Transport were quite attractive. One of my favourites was this version adopted by Greater Manchester South after the PTA was split in two ready for Privatisation. Indeed No 261 carrying a cherished number-plate and it's sister buses looked in perfect harmony surrounded by the orange-reds and whites of Stockport Mersey Square's fine Victorian Architecture.

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