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• We record with regret death of Stan Robson, the 80-year-old founder of Robson's Border Transport, the Carlisle haulier now part of United Glass.
He started business as a teenager in 1925 with a converted Model T Ford and operated on a small scale um 1936 when he bought his firs ',soden truck, a six-wheel twi steer 10-tonner named Borth Queen.
That began a tradition, con tinued today, of naming the fleet in a Border family.
World War Two brought si essential work as the evacuation of blitzed parts of Liverpool and the construction of United States bases in Northern Ireland.
The fleet had grown to 27 vehicles by the end of the wai and the fleet was nationalised in 1949 and absorbed into the Road Haulage Executive's British Road Services. It became independent again in February 1954.
United Glass bought Robson's business in 1980, when Stan Robson retired, and merged it into its own transport operation to form Robson's Distribution Services with a combined fleet of 100 vehicles and warehousing space from Scotland to southern England.