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

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Bibby of Ingleton

As well as the big names some smaller Independents became well know too as they had a good Summer tours programme which meant that their coaches could be seen far and wide. Amongst the regular visitors to Plymouth and the West Country was Bibby of Ingleton whose rather ornate livery had a hint of the Gypsy caravan about it. When new in 1984 this Plaxton 3500 bodied Leyland Tiger was christened Dales Ambassador but it's predominantly grey livery seemed to echo the Devon skies here at Plymouth Hoe in this scene taken at the end of the Eighties..

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