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, 17 April 2009

Eastbourne Dominated

Now that Eastbourne's buses have been taken over by Stagecoach there are even fewer former Municipals left standing apart in their individualistic colours. This East Sussex seaside town always had and interesting fleet of some smartly maintained elderly vehicles but by the Nineties like other similar operations the loss of ratepayers subsidy and the eroding pressures of competition meant standards were not quite what they once were and even second-hand vehicles started to make their appearance including this ten year old former East-Lancs bodied Dennis Dominator from Tayside (Dundee). Still apart from the Scottish registration few would have guessed as Eastbourne already had similar buses bought new in the fleet.

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