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, 7 October 2019

St Helens Leyland PD2 East-Lancs MDJ 555E at Birkenhead Tram Day

For me it doesn't get any better than this as my love of buses is for the more traditional. But that was my era including my formative years and others who were born much later have just as much right to rave over Dennis Darts and First Barbi. You have to admit though that in some respects dreary towns like St Helens showed bucket loads of Civic Pride and in this instance looked particularly colourful with it's red and cream buses. Salford was another good example as one knew they were no longer in Manchester who also used red and as for the Warrington bus next to it that was a Foden which illustrates rarity and  variety to be enjoyed in those days. 

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