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 20 November 2012

Did Deregulation get it right?

Everything Barton touched had a bright cheery personal feel about it. A bit more mix and match 'tools for jobs' than classy perhaps but it seemed to say "Hello, we are open for business." Maybe when they deregulated the buses this is what they had in mind rather than lost beached whales today like First and plodding Arriva and National Express. Of course Go-Ahead and Stagecoach have done well but can anyone truly love them except as a business? Of course Mrs. Thatcher came from Grantham, Barton country, but her family were shop keepers and look what Tesco and the free market has done to them.

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