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

Saturday, 4 June 2011

POPS at Hanley: Keeping those memories alive

The Sixties and the early Post-Deregulation period before the 'corporate age' set in were my favourite times bus-wise. The latter being a kind of final colourful flowering or 'indian summer' with new and rekindled identities liveries, almost surreal developments and hedonistic expansion, and of course Leyland's attempt to rekindle our affections with a return to it's cat badge culture before the under-fed and no longer so sprightly feline was run over by the more businesslike Volvo. All that is a distant memory now. Or is it? Thankfully not only can we keep it alive thanks to video and places like Flickr there are friends who gather and even take us to events for which I'm truly grateful. Sadly the Tiger saw little of the success of the RTW of the Leyland PD2 family or Leopards seen here at  POPS Rally at Clough Street, Hanley in the 80's.

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