Fitting final journey for much-loved Ribble Valley haulier and businessman

A well-known and respected Ribble Valley haulier and businessman was given the perfect send-off when his funeral took place.

The final send off
The final send off

Mr Miles Fox, owner of Miles Fox Haulage Ltd, was taken on his favourite restored lorry - 1948 AEC Mammoth Major - around the scenic lanes of the Ribble and Hodder Valleys before his funeral mass at St Michael and St John’s Church, in Clitheroe. This was followed by burial at Clitheroe Cemetery.

Along with his late wife Ann, Mr Fox formed Miles Fox Haulage in 1968 with only one wagon, which soon built up to 25 during the following years.

In the late eighties, he was chairman of the Road Haulage Tipper Group, becoming president of the Hodder Valley British Legion and was an active member of the Broughton Catholic Charitable Club. Mr Fox kept his HGV licence until he was 84 and in later years he enjoyed restoring vintage vehicles.

Fitting final journey for Mr Miles Fox

He is survived by his two sons and a daughter.