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, 7 November 2019

Gmpte Fleetline 4610VM in Stockport on the 192 from Manchester

I don't know about other people but certain buses have a romantic connection which leaves me with a soft spot for them all their lives. A very good example is this first batch of Manchester MCW bodied Daimler Fleetlines which arrived in 1963. That was a year that changed my life and also I had a pre-girlfriend crush on a girl called Imelda Daly who lived on Derbyshire Lane in Stretford on the 11 and 23 routes on which Princes Road's examples worked. Actually I don't think this was one of them as if I remember rightly I'm thinking of 4600-4609 whereas this one was at Hyde Road. It was a long time ago so I might be wrong and the girl too was just ten in my mind is probably a blooming teenager now.

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