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Bertha Transit 1989-2003

Bertha the Transit van passed away peacefully yesterday after a long battle with rust.

Bertha spent her early years in a York building site but came to live in London after meeting Mike Walker and Jez from Farrah. Immediately she was thrown into the Rock and Roll lifestyle, staying out late, rocking and rolling and gigging from Aberdeen to Aberystwyth. She was especially fond of the service stations along the M1 and often returned from tour festooned with Ginsters pasties and cans of Red Bull.

In her later years Bertha cut a tragic Gaffa-taped figure. By the time of her death she had had many major operations; 6 wing mirrors, 3 clutches, new battery and other procedures too private to mention.

Bertha is survived by the cuddly toys from her dashboard; Monty, Francois and Kevin.

She will be sadly missed.