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

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Buses & Girls. Not just the photos but in song too

A published called Portico asked me if I had a suitable photo of Shrewsbury's old Barker Street Bus Station for a book they were publishing called 'The Girl and The Song' where they tell the story behind the lyrics. Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople fame wrote in a love song about a girl who he was to meet here called 'Irene Wilde'.I chose this photo of what at the time was Shrewsbury's only D9 No.5028.

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