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

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Former Samuel Ledgard AEC Regent 1953U and Daimler SDU711

In recent times closures and sell-outs of even legendary Independents like Fishwick and Pennine hardly raised the eyebrows of despondent enthusiasts. But back in the Sixties it was a different matter and many of you still mourn the passing of Moore's of Kelvedon, Silver Star of Porton Down and of course Samuel Ledgard of Otley. A small bonus was that it often brought in unfamiliar buses which broke the monotony of BTC Bristol ECW fleets like West Yorkshire, but  despite it's size only a handful were taken in including some Roe bodied AEC Regents and a Willowbrook bodied CVG6 which had been a Daimler demonstrator SDU 711.. 

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