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

Monday, 26 May 2008

Blackpool: Grey Bank Holiday

It wouldn't seem right were I to let a seasonal English Bank Holiday slip by without posting a picture from Blackpool that magnet for coaches from all over the North. Today you would have trouble finding one I expect but towards the end of the Eighties they were still in abundance, not just from NBC Operators but many patriotic Independents too like OK of Bishop Auckland. As well as this Plaxton Supreme V Express bodied Leopard the Paramount 3200 that followed on from it can be viewed on the two 1985 Tigers belonging to West Riding of Wakefield which were still new enough as to have not lost their attractive Leyland badges yet.

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