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

Friday, 13 June 2008

Smiths Spencers but not so Happiway today

I usually try to do something interesting for Friday Thirteenth but this year it sort of sneaked up on me and I didn't have time to get organised, but maybe I might extent the theme slightly for a few days as I make some new scans. This is a breakdown I came across involving at Smiths Happiways Spencers coach in Chester, but the victim wasn't one of those AEC Reliance coaches I've grown a soft spot for as they had all gone by this time in the mid-Eighties and most probably another Volvo. From this view it looks as if the stylish breakdown conversion has an open back end but surely not as I'm sure it must have had to make some long cold journeys.

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