Long-serving cabbie remembered with memorial bench in Stratford
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The man thought to be the first Sikh black cab driver is commemorated with a bench dedicated to his memory.
Family and friends of Mohan “Jimmy” Singh gathered to unveil the bench – next to a taxi rank he used for many years in Stratford Broadway.
Jimmy died in June 2014, aged 67, at his Forest Gate home after working as a London cab driver for more than 40 years.
Daughter, Nimmi Kaur, 47, said: “I was really chuffed with how the day went. It was nice to see my dad’s friends and family all there on the day – my husband said a few words about my dad.”
Jimmy’s bench took 18 months to be installed and bears a plaque with his name and taxi number on it.