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

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Back to School? School Rocks!

Well no actually. This in bus terms is the most exciting week-end of the year when the town of Stafford gets invaded by strange buses taking the young back-packers to the Weston Park Rock Festival. Last year WM did the contact employing most delicious old Metrobuses but on previous occasions the contract went to Arriva. This major contract meant it was all hands to the pumps and even the Boss had to take the wheel, and for his pains they made sure he got to worst bus! It was a an Alexander PS bodied Scania K92, one of six that came to Arriva with Derby City Transport in 1988 Nos.21-26. It is quite a feat too as not only is there a continuous feeder service from Stafford a similar operation occurs outside Wolverhampton Station too. Last year this event was so well supported not only were local main roads on the Staffordshire-Shropshire border gridlocked on the Friday even the M6 motorway came to a standstill with the congestion caused as people tried to make their exit on to the A5 which passes the venue.

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