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, 10 September 2008
I rather liked the traditional old dark red and metallic blue livery of Percivals coaches of Oxford and Cambridge before they went for white with blue scheme as it reminded me somewhat of the colours once worn by my local coach firm Greatrex Tours of Stafford who had a similar sized fleet of about thirty vehicles. A smart and still fairly new Plaxton bodied Leyland Leopard was seen unloading at Luton Airport at the start of the Eighties.