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, 11 November 2016

Warstone LCB 88G at Cannock

If one had to pick a typical Green Bus single-decker it had to be one of these East Lancs bodies which appeared on Leyland Leopards and as here on a former Blackburn Tiger Cub. To myself it seemed a bit strange really as by now they had an antique quality but when devised in the Sixties this was perhaps the Municipals ultra-modern equivalent to the BET same at both ends bus and added to their air of freshness many Corporations opted for a brighter livery combination pioneered on the Bolton buses where it started when GM Ralph Bennett was there. In two shades or green and cream and sometimes with red wheel trims and of course rather old fashioned sign-writing Warstone's livery was refreshingly well out of step by the Eighties

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