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, 7 June 2012

Ipswich having to made do with second-hand buses

At one time there was a generous enough budget to ensure the various Corporations could regularly buy fleets of new buses, but by the Eighties cash constraints meant every penny had to be counted and even some of the most up-to-date municipals like Ipswich had to swallow their pride and make do with some second-hand stock alongside the new buses. I felt the attractive Roe bodied Leeds Atlanteans it bought from the West.Yorkshire PTE fitted in rather well here as did the Bristol RELL single-deckers it purchased from Leicester.

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