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 5 October 2009

Something to sing about: The Welsh Eisteddfod

A number of the Municipal fleets in the South Wales Valleys had such a liking for Leyland products they were at various times almost 100% like Merthyr Tydfil with it's half-cab Titans and later Leopards also bodied by East-Lancs.. A second-had aquisition was this short Duple Dominant Leopard which had been Chester No.77 and arriving with not dissimilar brown colours to Merthyr's old traditional maroon livery it looked as though as an economy it had on been partially repainted. Now numbered 239 and advertising the Welsh language Eisteddfod singing competition it is easy for us to see when this view of it was taken as it halted somewhere off it's usual haunts whilst doing a spot of driver training.

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