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

Friday 22 October 2010

A Gliderways glides into Stafford

Not my best shot but when I was at Stafford Art School visiting some girls at the top floor of the now demolished Camden Place I took one or two views against the light of buses coming along the Wolverhampton Road including what to some is the 'Holy grail', a superb Gliderways! Even the name seems to sum up those Fifties Harrington bodies with that unforgettable dorsal-fine above the rear window. However the final products from Harrington of Hove near Brighton were their finest, the Cavalier and the slightly more 'racy' Grenadier as seen here on  Leyland Leopard 6911HA of 1963. Sadly they stopped building in 1966.

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