Topic: TENTREK EXPEDITIONS + PENNWORLD
I saw with interest the article on Tentrek by Robert in the last newsletter - it would be good to compare notes with you one day Robert.
On May 17th 1974 I was reading the London Daily Telegraph and saw an advert headed "Wanted - men of the seventies to drive overland expeditions" and thats where my own Overland 'career' started with Tentrek, and following several Tentrek years along came a job at Penn Overland in 1977, and I finished like many others marrying a punter - in 1981. I did the last Penn Overland eastbound which was a compilation of a camping tour; a hotel tour and some Hann Overland pax. En route to Kathmandu to do the westbound, Sexy Sid (driver) & I were in the immigration queue at Bangers airport and a girl in front was sobbing how her overland company had gone bust - thats how we found out Penn had gone down! Spent a few months after that getting paid and geting the vehicle back to Hereford and did some work for the receiver alongside Royston Bennett.
But back to Tentrek Expeditions, which was initially based in Chislehurst Kent. Their office was an old wooden shed, which was once a ticket office adjacent to Chislehurst railway Station, and the yard was the railway sidings arches