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 19 April 2018

Plymouth VJY 144V: Bus With an Ego

An ego as big as a bus even I'm not that bad lol. But I can imagine furnishing seller Larry Speare not being happy with the look of his image on the bus and then tells the sign writer to start again. I'm not keen on all-over advertising such as on this Plymouth East-Lancs bodied Leyland Atlantean at Bretonside but what I hate the most is as a passenger when the design partly obscures the window I want to see through and there would be added irony if it said "See Britain by Bus". One thing is for sure I expect Larry has not only changed a bit since since the early Eighties but his fashion tastes have moved on. I wonder if he wore platform-heels if not the registration number at the front would be almost in line with his moustache.

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