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
Tuesday, 30 October 2007
Shrewsbury Barker Street Bus Station
An interesting and busy scene looking down from the multi-storey car park that overlooks the old Shrewsbury Bus Station in Barker Street. At the end of the Eighties Midland Red North had passed to Drawline and even though National Express seemed the same, Independent and even Municipal Operators were quickly taking over these Express Services from former NBC member companies. Consequently odd looking vehicles started to appear like this Ikarus bodied Volvo being followed out of the bus station by a more typical Plaxton 3500 bodied Leyland Tiger.
One thing hadn't altered and that was the separate departure stands for the smaller operators separated from the main bus station by the historic half-timbered museum, and here as well as a Worthen's Leyland Leopard was a little Bedford so some things never seemed to change at least.