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, 29 June 2020

Warstone's in Walsall: Sherpa F249 DKG

I don't know what was on my mind when I took this shot of Warstone's Green Bus Frieight Rover in Walsall but I don't think I was too eager to get the perfect view of the bus as it was hardly what made this firm so well known. No girls to catch glimpses of either, maybe I just liked the ordinaryness of the moment. The later LDV's were called Frieight Rovers but I think this was an earlier Sherpa and the registration suggests it came from the Cardiff area.


Ross said...

Warstones? Using a breadvan?!?

That sort of thing is why I lost interest in the industry after deregulation...

christopher said...

Well Ross I remember people used to say how they found it difficult to understand why anyone should find anything interesting about buses which I dismissed as being stupid. But alas if someone were to say that today I would most probably be more likely to agree with them but thankfully I have my interest in photography and they still give me a focus. But that is not such a bad thing either as i take photos of anything and everything which means I have a less biased eye.