In Midland Red BMMO days fairly rural Stafford was unusual before the arrival of OPO in having a tiny single-deck allocation which might explain the fact that out of 219 S14's it only ever saw three examples. Today the local Arriva depot workshop can't accommodate any deckers but not only does First Bus now use some on the 101 Hanley service, Arriva from Cannock also run in their case four similar Wright bodied Volvos out of Cannock on the 74-75 up to the Hospital, buses that have recently been displaced from the Tamworth 110 Service like 4203 seen here on the Weston Road.
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