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, 28 November 2019
BMMO S15 633 AHA at Coventry Pool Meadow in 1963
There were a few well served places in the Midland Red territory where one might have thought there might have been a garage such as Ashby and Bridgnorth, but the glaring example was the city of Coventry. Of course as with the other two there were already garages close-by and Leamington who supplied this S15 4633 in 1963 for an afternoon tour was very active at Pool Meadow. I rather liked the untidy nature of this bus station and the 1920's 'coach house' architecture of the Midland Red booking office with it's oak beams was a nice friendly counterpoint to the new Cathedral all that Post-War concrete. It was a great place for photographing buses but I'm afraid some of those bus shelters were rather rudimentary as was my first camera.