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

Monday, 9 July 2018

D&G Optare in Hanley

In the good old days PMT could have boasted over five-hundred buses in service in the Potteries but it's successor First Bus now rarely operates one-hundred. In fact just as in the old days Independents are still hard at work herem they might not be the Berresford's and Poole's of old but D&G who owns this Optare and which also serves the surrounding area now runs more buses locally than First does. On some busy corridors one only had to wait a couple of minutes for a bus to come along, now it's more like half an hour and it's hardly surprising people don't use buses more than they have to as those which do come along are often overcrowded.

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