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, 23 November 2009
The Witch Way
It takes quite a lot to turn my head these days, anyway bus-wise but I'm always a bit awestruck when I see one of Transdev's Burnley and Colne stylish Wright bodied Volvo's. The long established limited stop route from Manchester going back to early Ribble days has been christened 'The Witch Way' after the famous Witch's of Pendle. I think truth has it they were not really witch's but one of the women contested the ownership Rights to some property or was owed a lot of money and it was a good way to clear the problem. It's a good thing that people can't do that sort of thing today where money is equally precious.