IT IS WITH great sadness that PHC announces that Fred Leaney has passed away.
The founder of Carlton Cars in Bexleyheath, South East London, Fred was a popular figure within the capital’s private hire trade and received driver badge No 1 when Transport for London licensed the minicab industry for the first time. He was also a licensed London taxi driver.
Fred’s son-in-law Eddie Townson, also of Carlton Cars and the Private Hire Board, told PHC that Fred had a successful operation to fight pancreatic cancer in December last year, but suffered a heart attack two days later and had been battling with the effects ever since.
Fred leaves Pam, his wife of 58 years, daughters Tracey and Dawn, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.