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, 18 December 2007

Woods of Mirfield: No.30 KTD 551C

In 1965 an Atlantean looking very much like a Sheffield Corporation bus wearing both that city's latest style of Park Royal bodywork with it's angular raked-front and cream livery entered service as a Leyland Demonstrator. I remember seeing it at work in Brighton during the Christmas Holidays of 1966-7. I don't know how much of this was pure coincidence but it was later bought by the tiny concern of J.Wood who employed a similar cream and black livery which was quite rare anyway. Also Wood was based not too far from Sheffield either at Mirfield in the West Riding of Yorkshire and this once well known bus was seen in Wakefield Bus Station at the end of the Seventies.

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