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

Monday 9 March 2009

Wadham Stringer Vanguard: Bedford YMT

Former Maidstone Corporation buses seemed to get scattered far and wide during the Eighties and not only did a number of it's Massey bodied Leyland Atlanteans enter service with Stevenson's of Spath bringing them into Stafford on the Uttoxeter route from time to time, equally unusual buses for a Municipal Operator had been these sixty-one seater Wadham Stringer Vanguard bodied Bedford YMT buses, a more basic lightweight type normally associated with our armed-forces. However despite their rather functional appearance they were not unattractive and I was glad I photographed a couple of them during their short stay with Happy Days of Woodseaves at the end of the Eighties.

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