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

Sunday, 10 May 2009


Well at least this one with it's high wheelbase won't get grounded but I hate them, maybe it's because everything big and trashy comes from America, but more to the point if I wanted to arrive in style I would much rather alight from a Rolls-Royce with some dignity. This monsterous creation had turned up at Uttoxeter for the horse racing earlier this year. In the background is a Mercedes of D&G one of the smaller companies that like Stevenson's did has expanded rapidly taking up the work that the big groups like First Group doesn't want to fight for in marginal areas like rural Staffordshire.


Andy R said...


I couldn't agree with you more on the lack of style and taste. But then I suppose people like you or I would charter a vintage bus if we really wanted to arrive in style?


christopher said...

Andrew I'm sure we would, a nice yellow post bus or a Harrington Cavalier.