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, 29 May 2009

The Glory Days of Warstone's 'Green Bus'

Warstone's of Great Wyrley in Staffordshire had a reputation amongst the bus enthusiast fraternity for operating a fascinating fleet of elderly vehicles in a beautifully turned out traditional livery. Most of the vehicles came from the smaller Municipal fleets and were Leylands whether they be half-cab PD3's or Atlanteans or more typically East Lancs bodied Leopards like this former Rossendale bus. Behind is similar bodywork on a Bristol RE chassis and still in Halton (Widnes) red and cream colours and belonging to the four vehicle concern of Pedley from Hammerwich which were used on culled Midland Red services here in Cannock and at Tamworth. Today a slimmed-down Warstone still operates but most Mercedes mini-buses.

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