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

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Bristol in the Sun, what a Scorcher!

It might seem like this is the first red hot day we've ever had but it has happened before as can be witnessed by this Bristol Omnibus FLF with all it's windows open.


Ross said...

The great advantage of double-deck buses of that era compared to those of today is of course the hopper vents in the front windows which, although sometimes a nuisance when someone insisted on having them open in February, were an absolute blessing on hot days such as those we have this week.

Travelling on a "top of the range" Stagecoach Gold (or equivalent) bus with only a couple of hopper vents on each side (and those usually halfway down the bus) is far from enjoyable in weather like this, especially with the insistence on fitting fake-leather seat covers.
Hot, sticky and utterly unpleasant, in fact. :(

christopher said...

Come on Ross loosen up it's Summer, yes but I know what you mean. I can live with heat but I tend to go for the raised seats towards the rear of saloons and on a cool day it really bugs me when people open the side vents and a cold draught hits my face, the problem seems worse when the vent is on the opposite side.