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, 25 September 2008
Cornwall has something of a reputation for it's old buses, anyway it certainly did in the Seventies and Eighties when there were plenty of small operators running these elderly machines. In about 1980 just off the main A30 in North Cornwall I spotted these three interesting vehicles slowly decaying in the corner of a yard. To the left is what was previously one of Gliderways of Smethwick's fine Harrington bodied Leyland Leopards. At the other end is a Weymann bodied Leyland Tiger Cub from Portsmouth and like the Cavalier alongside it the small Albion Nimbus squashed in the middle was also bodied by Harrington of Hove and once ran for Maidstone and District.