I think this also was Dec 23rd many years ago perhaps 1981 as I was in Liverpool that day for I was close friends with poet Carol Ann Duffy in those days whose Birthday it was and here she was living with Adrian Henri I always loved this spot for taking photographs and especially as it was about the last haunt of the Ribble PD3's on Aintree's Old Roane and Litherland routes. With lots of ugly shopping development nearby sadly this attractive corner was to lose the rather splendid St Johns House too as just like the last Ribble 'Tanks' it's days weres numbered as shortly it would be turned into another scruffy open air car park. Of course the Atlanteans had many years to go which was a good thing as the 'Scouser Streets' don't sound the same without them.
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