Video: Taxi drivers form cortege for much-loved taxi boss

A file photograph of taxis at York Station. Photograph: YorkMix
20 Apr 2018 @ 12.09 pm
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Taxi drivers drove in procession across York today as part of their tribute to a much-loved boss.

A convoy of cabs drove from York Station to York Crematorium on Friday morning (April 20) for the funeral of Keith Hatfield.

Keith, the managing director of Station Taxis, died aged 71 earlier this month.

The cortege was a wonderful way for drivers of all taxi firms to show their respects to a man who made such a positive impact on the trade.

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Video: Minster FM

After his death his friend and fellow taxi drive Alan Rowley described Keith as “a wonderful man”.

In a tribute published on YorkMix, Alan said:

He was a great communicator, a negotiator, and someone who you would be happy to have in your corner fighting for the best deal.

Keith possessed a personality which endeared him to many people. He always wanted fair play and went out of his way to fight for this on so many levels.