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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Saturday Morning Jobs

When I worked in the transport industry I felt so knackered at the end of the week I rather resented having to get up and then hang about the yard all morning till lunchtime. But looking back it was probably te best day as it was a chance to chat and joke with the other drivers, also I was sent out on little errands for parts etc. which made a change. It looks like the boss of Fastline Travel in the Black Country might be an Indian Gentleman, and the driver trying to wash his coach doesn't seem to be having much fun so obviously no jokes about pies and whippets. In my day fun was allowed today of course anything except your thoughts is subject to the invasive 'health and Safety' laws which seem to dominate the UK.

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