Eddie Townson (1952-2023)

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ProDriver magazine is saddened to hear of the death of Edward (Eddie) Townson over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Eddie was a well-known and popular figure in the private hire industry, having served as Chairman of the Private Hire Board. Eddie was instrumental in securing Private Hire Licensing in London in 1998. Alongside his family, he successfully ran Carlton Cars in Welling from 1987 onwards.

Steve Wright, chair of the LPHCA, led tributes to Eddie, saying: “It is with tremendous sorrow that over the weekend I was contacted by Eddie’s family to say that he had sadly passed away. Eddie was a great friend, and a very special person, who worked for the Private Hire Industry tirelessly and selflessly as Chairman of the Private Hire Board and as a long-standing London PHV operator. He will be greatly missed by the many people who were fortunate enough to have met him.”

Everyone at Professional Driver sends their sincerest condolences, to Eddie’s family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.