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, 8 April 2009
Country Bus to Moretonhampsted
The major groups aggressively competed to gain both territory and market share. Today they are more concerned with the latter and in certain areas of the country like the rural and seasonal South West areas of Devon and Cornwall a sort of buffer zone has appeared where the small Independents have won the lonely tendered routes the big boys can't be bothered with. Once Moretonhampsted could boast a local network and a six bus garage in the old Devon General days but I expect one only sees it's successor Stagecoach regularly coming in from Exeter. Obviously Devon County Council feels the need to support some degree of service and a Mercedes Minibus of the appropriately names Country Bus picks up a reasonable load in Plymouth.