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

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Once the buses in East Lancs looked like a rich Chocolate Cake.

From the mid-Sixties Municipal operators modernised their livery as modern types arrived. Sadly the older buses usually looked better as they were but thankfully Rossendale PD3/East-Lancs No.37 missed out and looked magnificent as it motored past the garage and bus station in Rawtenstall in 1981-2. Many town fleets up here in North and East Lancashire carried these rich brown or maroon and cream colours including as well as here, Burnley Colne Nelson, Preston, Lancaster, Ramsbottom, Bolton, Wigan and of course the wonderful BET controlled Ribble.

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