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

Friday 19 September 2008

Maidstone & District: Gillingham Atlanteans

In the Sixties Maidstone & District took a large number of MCW bodied Leyland Atlanteans before turning to the Daimler Fleetline in 1963 numbered DL43-56 and DH 490-632. These two clean looking Medway examples with large numbers on their domes for the Chatham Monitoring Cameras Nos. DH 624 and 626 were amongst the last delivered in 1963. Some thought M & D buses looked better in NBC leaf-green and white but I personally loved the dark green and cream of the BET days. Perhaps the biggest change was the lack of those ubiquitous advertisements for the Kent Messenger Newspaper.

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