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, 5 May 2008

Ralph Bullock: A day trip to the Lakes

May has always been a popular time to visit the English Lake District as often the surrounding area is a blaze of pink and purple colours with all the rampant growing rhododendrons in flower. Coaches usually stop in the pretty lakeside town of Boness where visitors can enjoy boat trips on Lake Windermere. I don't know whether they've seen too much colour but in 1988 these two girls look a bit 'bushed' as they 'chill-out' besides their Ralph Bullock Duple 0340 bodied Leyland Tiger that will take them back to the comparative greyness of Cheadle and ugly old South Manchester.

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