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, 26 March 2009
The Fishing Port of Grimsby: Not so Palatial
I hate to be the one to say it but Grimsby does rather live up to it's name. When I took this view in the Eighties one of the pleasant memories of the past for the elderly was about to disappear and that was the old theatre in the background called The Palace. The pub of course, formerly known as the Palace Buffet was still going strong but who knows whether it is not crumbling too in today's difficult climate for the Pub Trade today. Typical of the local Municipal fleet with about one-hundred buses was this late example Roe bodied Daimler Fleetline.