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

Thursday, 14 February 2008

Love is in the air, it must be Saint Valentines Day

They might get in the way of your bus, but had it not been for these two young lovers adding a bit of colour to this Stafford scene I might not have photographed Reg Bassett's rather mudane and unexciting Mercedes minibus covering for the more usual former W Robinson & Son Leyland Leopard on the very roundabout country route it worked under tender for the County Council over what was once at least a couple of PMT single-deck OPO routes, before the local seven bus garage closed with MAP, the National Bus Companies Doctor Beeching inspired cuts. This semi-circular lifeline headed slightly NE to Hopton then on to Stone in the North eventually finding itself in Eccleshall seven miles to the west of Stafford.

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