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, 17 November 2009
Unlike the BET Companies which had been taking the Atlantean since 1959 and the Fleetline since 1963 It wasn't until about 1968 that the nationalised Tilling Group companies started to seriously take deliveries of Bristol's rear engined double-decker the VR. Consequently as half-cab double-deckers became scarce it was often the old Bristol Lowdekkas that still seemed to be the most numerous. Still a hot-spot in the early Eighties was Bristol where they were still quite commonplace working throughout the day like 1964 FLF No.7166 AHY 782B seen in the city centre.