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, 18 October 2009
Blackpool's Golden Mile
Heading along Blackpool's Golden Mile was this former Greater Manchester Duple Commander bodied Leyland Leopard of 1972. They had withdrawn these by then in the mid-Eighties and I suspect it might have been here for a bus rally as other heritage vehicles passed as well. Sadly not many Commanders have made it into preservation today so maybe they all rotted away before anyone thought about saving them.