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, 9 March 2008

August Bank Holiday in Blackpool: Waiting for the Heavens to open up

This was an awful dull wet early-Eighties day and because of the contrast provided by puddles and reflections it was much easier to take photographs once the impending rain fell providing I kep't my lense dry. In the heavy gloom No.12 HE 8054 (PWB 252R) a Yorkshire Traction Duple Dominant Express bodied Leyland Leopard pauses outside the Collesium Bus Station long enough for me to get a shot of a English Electric tram dating from 1935 that had been rebuilt by Blackpool Corporation in 1935 returning to the depot next door in Blundell Street. Despite the weather I was quite pleased to get this view all the same as it was not always easy to get buses and trams together except on the Promanade.

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