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
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Those Colours: Is it from Metrobus of Orpington?
No I'm afraid it wasn't that attractive South London operator but unlike most all-over advertisement liveries on buses the one British Telecom employed on this Western National Bristol VR was far more attractive than the usual leaf-green still being used by former NBC companies at the end of the Eighties which can also be glimpsed in this photo. Also at Bretonside were two Plymouth Atlanteans showing the two styles of bodywork from Park Royal and East Lancs on it's later AN68 type buses.