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

Sunday 3 October 2010

"What time yer goin me hearty?"

Not a very nice day for the obligatory harbour boat trip to Devonport, but there must be worse places to go on a wet day than Plymouth. Once almost a fixture Wallace Arnold is long gone but in a different guise regular caller Ellen Smith still come to Bretonside. As well as seagulls, the roar of Plymouth's native Atlanteans and Leopards from various operators, it's was this attendant's rustic West Country accent that most sums up the old days at this once very busy bus station. The chap left here grew a beard and got a job greeting the same trippers but this time luring people with his local charm on to a local money earner the boat trip down at The Hoe.

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