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, 4 May 2009
Yes this is post No.1000 so I thought I had better find you something a bit special like this Brush bodied Maidstone Coprporation Daimler CVG6 from 1948 seen some twenty years later. Not only was it one of by now only three buses in the fleet that weren't Leylands it still wore the old ginger and brown colours that suited this rather smelly town with it's brewery and toffee factory. I've a feeling too this was one of the buses that was lent to London Transport when it was new to ease a chronic bus shortage. Also of interest are the collection of vehicles manufactured by BMC, the Peugeot 403 Taxi with it's cherished number-plate, and of course the horrible new Sixties office block marking the start of the ruination of another once charming English town.