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

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Leyland Tiger: Hollinshead of Biddulph Stoke on Trent

Hollinshead of Biddulph was one of the Potteries many interesting Independents. A coach firm rather than a bus operator, nonetheless it always ran a the odd AEC or Leyland as well as lightweights. A bit of a curse really as the re-registering of coaches means it's hard to decide where they came from, but Moseley of Barnsley rings a bell.  This Plaxton Paramount bodied Leyland Tiger dated from the early Eighties and would have been a Y or a A-C reg. Old Mister Hollinshead said he planned to remove the Leyland badge as 'trophy hunters' often damaged the grill trying to steal them. It's a sad old world sometimes!

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