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George Jennings RIP
« on: December 29, 2018, 10:19:31 AM »
Obituary
George Jennings of Stretham who used to run Jennings Coaches of Arrington in the 1980's and latterly as a minibus operator at Trumpington has died aged 92 years
Here is his obituary from Cambridge News

JENNINGS George of Stretham Passed away peacefully at Addenbrookes Hospital on Friday 7th December 2018, aged 92 years. Loving partner of Liz and much loved dad of Stuart, George will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Funeral service at Cambridge City Crematorium, West Chapel on Thursday 10th January 2019 at 1.30 pm. Family flowers only please, but if desired, donations made payable to the British Heart Foundation may be left at the service or sent c/o R. J. Pepper & Son Family Funeral Directors, 27, High Street, Soham, Ely, Cambs, CB7 5HA. Tel: 01353 720222

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Re: George Jennings RIP
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 05:26:04 PM »
Don't seem to have many pictures of Jennings vehicles, but this 1986 shot may
jog a few memories. Originally Southdown obviously. Some people rave about
these vehicles, but I am afraid I am not one of them!

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Re: George Jennings RIP
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2019, 08:49:47 AM »
Nice pic of BUF260C which survives in preservation with  Chris Pearce of Worthing.
I also attach a pic (from the late Ron Emery collection) of Leyland DAF 400 G754MWJ taken sometime in the 1990's after George had moved to Trumpington and downsized to mini buses. His partner Liz Jennings is in the driving seat.
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Re: George Jennings RIP
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 08:58:53 AM »
Another member of the fleet XOT 102  from the late Ken Steley collection
XOT102    Bd SB1 79970    Du 1120/343    C41F    3/1960    Coliseum,West End
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Re: George Jennings RIP
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 09:02:26 AM »
FCB 603
This Leyland Tiger Cub with Duple coachwork was new to Cronshaw London in 1955 and is seen with Cambridgeshire Independent George Jennings of Arrington
(c) The Ken Steley collection
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Re: George Jennings RIP
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2019, 10:26:39 AM »
A couple more of George's minibuses. Ford Transits TBM618W and an unknown registration. Again from the late Ron Emery collection taken sometime in late 80's I would think

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Re: George Jennings RIP
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2019, 10:32:46 AM »
[✂︎]  this 1986 shot may
jog a few memories. Originally Southdown obviously. Some people rave about
these vehicles, but I am afraid I am not one of them!

I rave about them, as I remember their introduction in the late 1950s. They were so much more luxurious, for their time, than any other stage-carriage vehicle on the road, with a longer wheelbase and higher seating capacity than most.
TCD813? The reg of a Southdown Motor Services, Northern Counties bodied, Leyland Titan PD3/4 FH39/30F (popularly dubbed 'Queen Mary') from the late 50s.
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Re: George Jennings RIP
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2019, 12:42:42 PM »
George in later life bought BUF272C from Nick Larkin as a preservation project seen below at Duxford Showbus 2010  (pic Mark Kirk). Its now with Seaford & District