Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

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elydock
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Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

Post by elydock » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:50 am

Does anyone remember Roy Clements who was a driver based at Hitchin? He used to live in at Woolmer Green. Is he still with us? He originated from the Midland somewhere near Rotherham I recall.

macduff
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Re: Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

Post by macduff » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:00 am

Roy Clements is still with us, i see him most days when he is out and about on his electric scooter (legs not too good) travelling into Knebworth.

elydock
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Re: Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

Post by elydock » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:39 pm

That's great to hear. Thanks.

barry
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Re: Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

Post by barry » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:15 am

Hi worked with Roy in the 70s when he was a driver at Hitchin. Great character who never lost his Last of the Summer Wine accent. Just loved to hear his tales of steam, snow and loose coupled coal trains that had different ideas about stopping than the driver had. I noticed his Yorkshire accent got stronger as he ralated his tale and bits were added each time he told it to make it a little more interesting.
One always felt confident at the rear of a loose coupled 1300 ton balast train if Roy was the driver.
Great guy with a character that made coming to work a pleasure, a dose of Roy should have been made mandatory at the begining of each shift. Pity we cannot clone him and spread a few copies at random around the current raiway network it would be a far better place.
I am in contact with another Hitchin driver who worked with Roy until his retirement will try and give update.

barry
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Re: Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

Post by barry » Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:00 am

Hi Elydock. if you ring me 07889949257 after 19.30 I can give you contact details of Roy.

elydock
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Re: Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

Post by elydock » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:06 am

Thanks Barry. Great to hear he is still around. I sadly lost touch with Roy after I moved to the Western. I will call you soon.

bob Clements
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Re: Roy Clements, Hitchin driver.

Post by bob Clements » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:51 pm

am sorry to say dad passed away on the 22rd October 2020 he was cremated in skegness on the 9th of November there will be a internment service in knebworth crematorium in the next few weeks i will post the time and date when I no

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