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

Sunday, 9 February 2014

H841 GDY: Remembering Eastbourne Buses

No doubt local rate payers who didn't use the buses must have been pleased when the Tory Government made them have to be separate self financing companies. But few still remain as ruthless often unfair competition from the big groups gradually weakened them and 'reluctantly' bought them out at a knock down price as they headed towards insolvency. Of course the service that replaced them was always more expensive and infrequent, and in one or two instances like at Northampton which had always boasted a wonderful bus service it was so poor it simply ran itself down and down and eventually First Bus pulled out and let Stagecoach take over. Still much missed on the South Coast were the cheerful blue and cream buses at Eastbourne where I photographed this tidy looking Wadham Stringer bodied Dennis Dart No.8 H841 GDY when it was still quite new..

No comments: