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

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Appleby's Open-Top HWJ 700J on Scarborough Sea Front

The open-top seaside double-decker going along the prom is a long established British tradition. Of course as well usefullness the scenery adds to it's appeal and in this respect the more traditional and breezy Scarborough must be one of the best. When I was there in the Nineties East-Yorkshire and Appleby's which had expanded following deregulation northwards from it's Lincolnshire roots was busy competing for custom. As well as operating this Park Royal bodied Daimler Fleetline which started life with Sheffield Corporation as No.700 Appleby's also had it's Southdown Queen Mary PD3 out as well.

No comments: