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

Thursday, 14 December 2017

D649 NOD Portsmouth: Too Many Noddy's To Nod

Harry Blundred's empire included Portsmouth where typically large numbers of Ford Transit minibuses could be found plying their trade as he took over City of Portsmouth Transport and did away with it's Atlanteans so his passengers could be packed in like sardines instead. I have a brother who lives in Devon and they had a car with D-NOD as it's registration letters as well and not surprisingly they named it Noddy. As for  parent fleet Devon General and Blue Admiral I suspect they had too many Noddy's to christen and probably called them something a little more rude. The Alexander Dash body on the Dennis Dart was well suited to those Stagecoach strips and they had a strong presence here as well for the were the new owners of the once magnificent Southdown.

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