Funeral takes place for famed recovery man

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The funeral of one of Doncaster’s best known businessmen has taken place.

Motor mechanic Fred Camm, who was known across the borough as The Recovery Man, died earlier this month after a short illness. He was 86.

Mr Camm’s name was known throughout South Yorkshire for his red and white breakdown trucks which were emblazoned with his slogan.

He began trading in Doncaster in 1967, running the Windsor Service Station on Balby Road and branching out almost immediately into vehicle repairs and recovering broken-down vehicles.

The firm later moved to premises in Barnsley Road, then Hyde Park and is now based at Kirk Sandall with Mr Camm’s son Richard at the helm.

He said: “Dad was involved in the business right up until the end. He officially retired about nine years ago but even then he was still involved and kept an eye on what was going on.

“Everyone knew the name – and we won’t be changing the name of the business, because it is such a well-known slogan in Doncaster.”

Mr Camm leaves a widow Barbara and three children. His funeral took place at St Katherine’s Church, Loversall, on Friday.