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

Wednesday 11 July 2012

VOD 90K: Vodka for the narrow Devon lanes

Exeter still tries to be interesting today buswise, but for me as is the case elsewhere it's a bit of a losing battle. I hated the shoddy looking 1970-80s NBC/PTE Era which is why I was happy to snap away in a nostalgic monochrome sometimes taking more creative images perhaps. This quick call one Saturday on the way home in 1980 was a good one with plenty of interesting older half-cab Exeter Leylands and Devon General AEC's to photograph, but these little quirky Marshall bodied Bristol LH's reinforced the idea that I was visiting somewhere a bit different in character. Nick-named by crews 'Vodkas' these little buses were ideal for Devon's narrow roads.

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