Shabana Sheikh

Born: 1950

Pakistan, India

Date of interview: 11th May 2006

Map showing where Shabana Sheikh came from

Did you have many lady drivers?

No I was the first lady driver then we had another two lady drivers as well because there used to be a lot of people asking for lady drivers. It was in the seventies I remember the dates, there was Michelle Booth, she was thrown from the train. I used to take her to school and she would not go with anybody else except me. That poor girl she couldn't walk or nothing, she was scared of men, she didn't want no men coming near her. There was another lady she just wanted me to take her for lunch, you know, to the pub, sit with her, and if I said I didn't want any lunch she would get really upset she used to say 'No don't have any lunch, when you come have lunch with me' so sometimes you know I used to feel bad you know I'm charging her for the job and she is feeding me. She was very lonely person and there were a lot of people like this I used to carry.