KINGS MILLS DELIVERY VEHICLES
ADDED 6 FEBRUARY 2007
How pleased I was to see the photographs of the
delivery vehicles of ‘KMK’ (Kings
Mills Knottingley), as supplied by Ken James. The vehicles would have been
supplied new by the former South Yorkshire Motors.
In the very early 1960s I worked at Kings Mills as a delivery driver
alongside John Bedford and Alan Pearson in addition to about another six
local men and it brought back many happy memories of my former workmates
and times at King’s Mills.
I have driven the vehicles depicted on the photographs for many miles
delivering flour and animal feeds to customers. The Company was owned by
three brothers; Dennis, Pat and Noel Donavan. The picture of the driver,
from memory, was Noel Donavan, who I think lived in Pontefract, while
Dennis lived in Darrington and Pat in South Milford.
One of the tasks which we had to do was to take Arthur Clayburn to their
homes to look after their gardens!
John F. Vause
6 February 2007