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, 31 August 2010

Do I do buses and girls?

Well that reminds me I do, here is a Reading view of a recent Alder Valley Leyland Leopard wearing that unpopular Willowbrook 003 bodywork. It was working the long established and important railair link from the main line from the South West to Heathrow Airport. As you can see in this early Eighties scene Lady Diana fever was rife which meant quite ordinary girls wanted to dress like a princess too even if it meant wearing a dated twin set and pearls like their old Gran once did. Today of course the idols they follow are more likely to be Paris Hilton or Lady GaGa, rather more sexy but somehow I quite applaud when I see them well groomed and ladylike in heels for a change.


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