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

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Today I might not be able to pick up the girls.....

But at least I have my bus pass so I can travel free which is some consolation at least. They use dedicated buses on the Stafford-Newport-Wellington-Telford 481 Service but occasionally others appear like this similar Wright bodied VDL 2636 from Wellington Garage.


Andy R said...

Nice try Christopher, but you clearly didn't take this picture "today" as the trees suggest a Winter scene even if the girl's clothing doesn't support that interpretation.

Having said that, what strikes me about this scene is how neat and tidy everything is. The shelter, the bus itself, the coloured road surface. So there would seem to be hope. There was a time that everything that was buses in Britain had to be a mess and councils apparently put their cheapest and worst designers onto giving urban bus stops that special ambiance that made heroin addicts feel at home and gave everybody else the creeps.


christopher said...

Stafford is not the scruffiest place and we have a fairly good system of tendered routes meaning there is even a service on Sunday's to places like Telford, Wolverhampton and Lichfield. As for 'Today' I didn't mean it literally, more of recent times.