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

Friday 13 March 2015

BMMO S21 5866 in Stafford Greengate Street.

5866 was new to Stafford in 1967 and the semi-luxury BMMO S21's stood out markedly from the lower status but similar S22 and numerous S23's because of their bold slatted grill which looked surprisingly attractive fitting  the squared up version of the S16 body shell crisply. Taken one Saturday in late 1979 5866 had gone by the next year so it is nice to have a view of it and the way Greengate Street used to be with  traffic, however another later interloped 5858 lasted a little longer. These looked their best when new with their black tops but from just before this bus they started to be turned out with the dumbed down dark red roof which in comparison was really neither one thing or the other.

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