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

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Nottingham Atlantean

An unmistakable Nottingham Leyland Atlantean with it's own custom built Northern Counties bodywork climbs into the city on the wide derby Road through Lenton with two similar buses heading out of town during the Eighties. I would have been working when I took this shot but whereas it's often difficult to park legally in the City, further out one is often afforded convenient restriction-free side streets or even an hour or two's free parking and either I could walk back or just pause. Ten minutes though was usually enough for me if I wasn't somewhere a bit special, and I must have liked this spot as I took some nearby quite recently which I will also post. I've had to alter this post as a viewer pointed out that I had made some location errors, it's amazing how the memory plays tricks over time.


Robert said...

I like the picture and as a longtime Lenton resident I used the old route 11 on countless occasions. However, you might like to amend your caption. The bus is heading towards the City Centre, then onto St Ann's, via the Derby Road in Lenton. Behind the 11 and across the road you catch a glimpse of the Savoy Cinema, which is still going strong.

christopher said...

Sorry Robert, I'm on the wrong side of the road but at least I got the Lenton bit right. I remember now I did cross over. When I used to deliver to the knitwear firms I had one in Lenton and I think it was Alfred Martin. Always a good spot to stop Notts, Barton and Trent.