[ Photos ]

 [ Fleet List ]

[ eMail ]











Thank-you for visiting this site and I hope you obtain as much satisfaction from viewing it as we had creating it. Whilst you may view and download the photographs on this site for your own use and enjoyment, permission should be sought for re use or financial gain.

I would appreciate any feedback or additional information, please use the eMail link. Thanks again.
















Arthur Gordon Farrow (Dick) started the business in 1919, firstly doing local service bus work and the odd private hire, over the years this developed. In 1933 Arthur Gordon (47) died leaving a widow Lillian Harriet Farrow and two sons Arthur Wesley and John William (Jack). Widow Lillian ran the Pork Butchers shop at 11 Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, the shop also served as the booking office for the bus/coach business. Arthur and Jack took over the running of the business operating out of the original garage in Pall Mall, Melton Mowbray. Over the years the company increased in size and required additional space and were able to purchase the adjoining Salvation Army Hall and house and the Dog & Gun public House to the right of Pall Mall Garage. They operated from these premises until 1972 when the Pall Mall depot was compulsory purchased for the development of flats. Moving then to a disused British Railway Goods Shed at the top of North Street, Melton which was part of the old Northern Station complex, remaining there until a new garage building was erected on the site. Arthur Farrow passed away in 1978 and John (Jack) Farrow passed away in 1979. The business was taken over by Peter John Farrow, Jack's eldest son and Dennis Neal Farrow, Arthur's eldest son. This partnership carried on until 1984 when Peter left the business. It was then ran by Dennis & Sue Farrow until its demise in 1994.








Acknowledgements & Thanks








I would like to thank all those people who have generously given photographs, historical and technical information. However I wish to especially thank my two sons Mark & Simon for without their help I would not have got this site going.








Change History








9th May 2009 - Site Created/Published
22nd August 2009 - 5 photos added & text/Fleet list updated
16th July 2010 - photos added
22nd Sept 2012 - Website migrated to new Host
26th Nov 2012 - Format change (Browser compatibility issues)
1st May 2013 - Site redesigned & republished

16th March 2024 – photos added








Last Updated – 16th March 2024