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, 7 July 2008

Choice recommend Lydney Sand and Gravel?

As well as meeting delightfully painted Warstone 'Green Bus Service' Mercedes minibuses and even on occasion an elderly Leyland Leopard each afternoon on my country school run skirting the fringes Wolverhampton I also meet the 880 Route often in the narrowest places. Before they became part of D &G this subsidised service was next worked by Choice of Willenhall who ran this newly aquired former Dukes Plaxton bodied Dennis Dart complete with local ads for a Lydney Quarry far off in the Forest of Dean. Lydney of course was once a part of the Chepstow based Red and White empire but now before receiving D & G light blue and cream this bus was seen on a former Green Bus route as this too was once a part of Warstone's extensive rural South Staffs empire.

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