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

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Guess what I got for Christmas in 1962

Like many others I got my first camera at Christmas and maybe had it been for my birthday in August instead, the first pictures would have been a lot better. Having said that Patrick Lichfield didn't have to take his with a 'click and hope' Kid's Ilford Sporty.  By December 62 Stafford's three S6's had been replaced by new S15 5087, rebuilt S8 3241 from Shrewsbury and 3266 seen here ex-Cradley. In the background today there's a Mercedes dealership where The Station Hotel stood and for 'Electrification' the new Stafford Station was nearing completion.

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