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, 12 June 2016

National Welsh Ford Transit Bustler Minibus in Barry

National Welsh launched it's 'cheap and cheerful' Bustler minibus operation in Barry, one of many around the country at the time in about 1985. Coincidentally No.2, 4, and 6 meet with another one in front of C102 HKG. I think they chose Bustler because it contains the word bus but they certainly caused a bit of hustle and bustle in the crowded streets as they gathered in packs like this.


Ross said...

By breadvan to Presto...

Not exactly a title for an award-winning travelogue, but definitely two things no longer to be seen on the High Street!

christopher said...

Well I'm glad I remembered to take the boring things as they are not quite so boring though still a bit dull.

Ross said...

I'm glad you did, too. There are 20-zillion three-quarter views of buses out there, but whilst they're great as formal records they say nothing about the society in which those buses ran.
Shots like yours make great social history and to me are much more valuable than the pure record shots.

And they bring back memories, which is always good. :)