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, 22 April 2016

Berresford's Bus Graveyard at Cheddleton

Scrapyards I tend to find a bit depressing but bus graveyards are a different matter as vehices rust and decay and old paint peels in the hot sun and winter frosts. One of the most famed was behind Berresford's depot at Cheddleton and I was fortunate to be allowed to wander around with my camera on a couple of occasions. Of a number of similar buses were bought with only a couple entering service whilst the others were just dumped and used for spares as was the case with some Leyland bodied PD2's from the Stockport fleet whose red and white livery was very similar and with a short life expectancy hardly worth repainting.

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