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, 14 October 2007

Tillingbourne: Volvo Plaxton

Bemused looks from some local girls one Saturday Morning in Guildford but as well as taking them I wanted to get a bus in the picture and the historic building in the background too which was once the old Dennis Factory. I wonder whatever happened to Dennis, got swallowed up like the rest of them by Leyland I expect. Of course Alexander Dennis although not really the same company is still very much alive and is now Britain's main flag waver in the bus industry and by the time Leyland Bus had finally been absorbed by Volvo it was not much bigger than some of the smaller manufacturers it took over in the Sixties and Seventies. It's enough to make you want to emigrate.

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