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, 11 May 2008

Potteries Bus Rally

Hot dry weather greeted those who attended the local POTS bus rally held today at the Wedgwood Visitors Centre at Barlaston. As for myself I'm not crazy about these events so I don't go too far from home but there is always something enjoyable to do whether it be browse the stalls for books and models or catch a ride on an old favourite. I always take my tape recorder with me just in case there's something special to ride on. This year was no exception as I got something new a Beadle bodied Commer two-stroke which certainly gave a spirited ride through the Staffordshire countryside and villages. I remember trips to the Stafford Brine Baths in these Commer coaches belonging to Greatrex Tours as a youngster.

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