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

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Wrexham Independents

To the outsider at least the featureless North Wales town of Wrexham is as unexciting as the name suggests, a mixture of light industry and farmer's market town plus a sprawling untidy mining past too. But before it was moved to the more important Chester the headquarters and birthplace of the once mighty Crosville was here and during the heyday of the Sixties it's legacy could be seen in the shape of the largest garage allocation with 128 vehicles. But even though Crosville was the only major operator in the town it was also served by a number of small Independent Operators including Edwards of Bwlchgwyn who operated this Plaxton bodied Bedford SB5 which was new to Barfoot of Southampton in 1963.

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