Long-serving cabbie remembered with memorial bench in Stratford

Cllr Joy Laguda, Simran Singh, Sukchen Singh, Jay Singh and Nimmi Singh on the bench

Cllr Joy Laguda, Simran Singh, Sukchen Singh, Jay Singh and Nimmi Singh on the bench - Credit: Archant

The man thought to be the first Sikh black cab driver is commemorated with a bench dedicated to his memory.

Jimmi Singh's memorial bench

Jimmi Singh's memorial bench - Credit: Archant

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.


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