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, 4 March 2008
Grey Green & Norfolk Motor Services
For many years before it started running service buses George Ewer's and later the Cowie Group's Grey Green Coaches was famous across East London for it's East Anglian Express services via Ipswich to the breezy coastal resorts like Caistor, Walton-on-the Naze and Great Yarmouth and . These used to depart from the Pentonville Road Coach Station in Kings Cross but following it's closure the terminus was moved to the more central Victoria Coach Station. Partners on the service included Norfolk Motor Services from Yarmouth who supplied this blue and cream Plaxton bodied Bedford whereas the typical Grey Green Leyland Leopard used on this service in 1980 bore Duple coachwork.