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 11 September 2008

Bath Bus Station: Manvers Street

An interesting selection of vehicles could be seen one wet Saturday Afternoon in Bath. Nearest the camera are two Leyland Tigers giving us a contrast between the earlier frontal treatment on the Pilgrim Coaches of Southampton example whilst the more local Bristol Omnibus vehicle in the livery of National Express wears a grill that in my opinion at least is not so attractive and distinctive. Perhaps the best bus is the former King Alfred Roe bodied Leyland Atlantean that was in service here cut down for the open-top city tour. Last but not least in this Eighties view is one of Yelloway's gorgeous Plaxton bodied AEC Reliance coaches homeward bound for Rochdale.

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