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WE regret to record the deaths of Mr. Charles H. Roe and Mr. G. V. Rodgers.
Mr. Roe, who was 79, started a coachbuilding business in Leeds after the First World War, in 1918, and in 1920 moved to a 4-acre site at Crossgates, Leeds. Later, the factory covered some 34 acres and employed more than 400 men. The name Charles H. Roe soon became synonymous with quality built, teakframed bus bodywork, and the company supplied buses to most of the leading municipalities in the north of England. In 1947-8 the company was merged with Park Royal Vehicles Ltd. and Mr. Roe joined the board. 14e remained chairman of the Leeds company, a post he held for more than 40 years until he retired in 1962.
Mr. Rodgers, who was Birmingham area manager of J. and H. Transport Services (Peckham) Ltd., had spent all his working life in the transport industry and had been with the company for eight years. He was 51.