Fools and Hearses all set for first job

Darren Abey of Only Fools and Hearses
Darren Abey of Only Fools and Hearses

IT’S a pukka job!

Fleetwood man Darren Abey is helping to give one family a funeral send-off to remember this week.

Last year , The Weekly News reported how Darren, a huge fan of classic sitcom Only Fools and Horses, managed to make a lovely jubbly idea become a reality.

Darren, of Oxford Road, created a unique funeral vehicle after shelling our £13,000 to transform a yellow Reliant van into a trailer hearse.

The 46-year-old then planned to pull the trailer with the three wheeler Reliant Regal van he already had, and use it for funerals.

The eye-catching van is one of several vehicle’s actually used in the classic sitcom featuring wheeler dealer Del Boy.

Darren reckoned it would be great for funerals where people wanted to leave loved ones with a smile as well as a tear.

See this week’s Weekly News for the full story