Robert Henderson

Robert Henderson, an occassional contributor to the message board, is a member of the old Hebburn taxi firm family who operated their wedding car & taxis from 4 Campbell Street many years ago.

Robert now lives in Canada, about 30 miles from another site regular Len Stephenson, who has scanned some of Bob's smashing old photos for us. Len can well remember the Henderson cars being garaged at the top of Blindburn Street where he used to live..

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A Charlton's bus sometime in the 1930's
Rob's father (Thomas) is far left.Others unknown
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Charlton's charter bus 1931-1932 Rob's father is the driver standing in front. An unknown female colleague standing by the door
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A Charlton's "Blue coach" sometime in the 1930's Billy Mills far left-Wally Drake far right. The others are unknown.
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A Henderson's car outside of St Johns church sometime pre war
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A Henderson wedding car-1949
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This is a newspaper photo of Three Henderson wedding cars outside of St Andrews church. Drivers Willy Charlton, Duggie Ward and Tom Henderson.
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Rob's father Thomas is the young chap at the left.The photo was taken sometime during WW1 in Carr St in Hebburn.
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Lord Baden Powell's Rolls Royce at jamboree.His car eventually became a Henderson wedding car.
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Newspaper photo of Thom Henderson with Baden Powell's car (no enlargement of this photo)
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Rob as a young bairn on the right,on holiday with his cousin in Doncaster
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Rob himself with a Henderson car outside 4 Campbell Street which is where the family business was operated from.
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Hebburn fever hospital staff in the early 1920's Bottom left is Rob's mother Hannah (nee Wiley) Bottom left is his aunt Cissy.