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, 24 February 2008
Sunday in Bury
With a backdrop of threatening skies I caught these orange Greater Manchester Transport buses resting over the weekend at the former Bury Cororation depot on the Rochale Road in about 1980. As well as three 'Manchester' Standards with Northern Counties bodywork, in this case Daimler Fleetlines, there was also another older one of 1965 the former No.133 which came with the Bury fleet, and also bodied by East Lancs was a Leyland Titan trainer bus probably formerly Ramsbottom U.D.C. No.5 TTD 879D of 1966.