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 March 2013

It's simply chocker-block at Bretonside

Plymouth has always been a mecca for visiting coaches in the season for visiting the historic city and of course included was a boat trip around the naval dockyard at Devonport. At one time in the Nineties the tarmac still used to heave as we see here with familiar coaching names like Battersby Silver Grey of Morecambe, Copeland from Stoke and on a typical day trip too Bere Regis of Dorchester. Interestingly all of these coaches were imported with just 7017 UN having a British  bodybuilder as not only had Leyland lightweights went out of fashion and the few still left in service didn't normally venture far beyond their local school runs.

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