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, 16 January 2009

Who would have thought I would get nostalgic about minibues

I remember Bridgnorth in Shropshire from Saturday Afternoon trips from my first boarding school on Wenlock Edge. In those days the Midland Red buses were all BMMO's from a number of different garages such as the nearest Wellington, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Kidderminster and Stourbridge. I think as I took this rear view of Tullus Ford Transit No.92 I was picturing a red and black S13's or a nicer older more rounded S6 or S10. Of course small buses were nothing new here as Corvedale Motors ran former London Transport (GS) Guy-Special buses in this still delightful town. Even then in the early Nineties the individual colours of local operators added some interest to the bus scene but today sadly this is just another tranche of that indifferent looking Arriva aquamarine worst luck.

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