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R.I.P Neil Millington

Updated: Jan 16, 2021

I’d like to draw attention to the passing of Neil Millington, who died peacefully in hospital at around 1600 on Wednesday 16 December, after battling for many years with a rather wicked long term illness known as Kennedy’s Disease which you can read more about here as it’s likely you have not heard of this dreadful muscle disease.

Neil was a personal friend to many of us in the Black Prince community, not least myself and Lisa. Neil was a fabulous character, kind, knowledgeable in the extreme, very considered and a very clever man - he had built and developed his business “Autosound” over many years and the company thrives to this day, operating from a base in Bradford.

Neil was heavily involved with the classic transport scene, proudly owning a fine and varied collection of vehicles ranging from a Leyland tractor (the chassis tug from the "ROE" factory) to Wallace Arnold coaches and the coaches would always carry tea and coffee ready for the perfect host to look after his friends with hot drinks at any opportunity!...

Neil's website link for "Classic Connections" is attached below, showing some great photographs and detailed information about his fine fleet...

Neil’s death is a huge loss to the transport scene and for many a very sad loss of a good friend and even sometimes mentor, having been the other half of the Leeds Running Day organisation alongside myself since 2017.

He shall be missed greatly and is one of those irreplaceable unique characters of a fine generation...

Neil's funeral service was held on Saturday 9th January 2021 at Rawdon Crematorium, with a small (because of Covid-19 restrictions) cross section of friends, family and faces from the transport world present to say goodbye.

Neil's family have created a memorial page on Just Giving, if anyone would like to contribute towards the fight against Kennedy's Disease, please follow the link below...




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