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

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Stevenson's Country: Lofty's Tours at the Salt Box Cafe

An important landmark at the very heart of traditional Stevenson country was the Salt Box Cafe and upmarket transport cafe which also catered for other travellers like the thirsty trippers on this rather smart Duple Dominant bodied Leyland Leopard of Lofty's Tours from the Deeside area north of Chester. Despite Hatton now being by-passed by the A50 the Salt Box Cafe is still there for truckers who don't mind going down the old roads nearby for a decent fry-up and a mug of tea.

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