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, 8 September 2009
Wigan Melverley Street Garage
Buying mostly Massey and Northern Counties bodied Leyland buses Wigan used to have one of the most splendid fleets in Lancashire. Many years later in the Nineties Leyland's were still here but the Greater Manchester North Atlanteans allocated here were looking rather shabby and the once proud Corporation Melverley Garage looked decidedly unloved dirty and neglected. Indeed the whole scene is a bit depressing not helped in part by the glazed red brick of backyard out-houses giving the impression that it never stops raining. By this time GMT had been split in two ready for privatisation with First Group taking 'North' and Stagecoach 'South'. I've heard that this garage is to close shortly.