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WE regret to record the deaths of Mr. C. F. Dareh, Mr. H. Fenwick and Mr. Frank F. Fowler.
Mr. Darch, director of Darch and Willcox Ltd., coach operators of Yeovil, died this week at the age of 64. He had spent more than 40 years in the business.
Mr. Fenwick, traffic superintendent in Durham City area for United Automobile Services Ltd. until his retirement last April, has died at the age of 64.
Mr. Fowler, who had been prominent in Road Haulage Association activities for more than 30 years, died suddenly this week at the age of 74. in 1930 he was appointed the first chairman of the Short Distance Hauliers' Alliance which later amalgamated with the Long Distance Road Haulage Association ' to form the first R.H.A. Subsequently, Mr. Fowler was one of three representatives of the road transport industry Who, under the chairmanship of Lord Perry, carried through the amalgamation of a number Of earlier associations into the present R.H.A. He was the first chairman of the Association's Metropolitan area, and after holding that position for three years, became a vice-chairman of the Association in 1948:Two years later he was appointed chairman and held that office until 1952. In that year he was appointed an honorary member, a rare distinction which has been granted to only four other members during the Association's history. Mr. Fowler received the O.B.E. in June this year for services to the Road Haulage Wages Council. He had been chairman of the employer's panel of that body since 1948 until he retired from the Council earlier this year. Mr. Fowler was chairman and managing director of several companies.