Preston’s longest-serving taxi driver retires after five decades



From snooker stars to royalty, over the last five decades cabbie Billy Gray has driven thousands of people from A to B.
Preston’s longest-serving taxi driver has met sporting heroes and politicians from across the city and beyond, and has even driven a helicopter part to Aberdeen in a 16-hour round trip.
But the 76-year-old has now put the brakes on his much-loved career, retiring after more than 50 years as a taxi driver.
Billy, who lives in Larches, spent three years as a private hire driver, before driving black cabs for the next 48 years.
He said: “Nobody had cars in those days, they... read more

 
16 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 35
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