Stanway Chauffeur Services is a small family business
based in the Cotswolds, run by Martin and Monica.
Martin has holidayed in the Cotswolds since childhood
and after marrying Monica they both moved to Wiltshire
over twenty years ago. Since then, they and their two
daughters have constantly toured the area, taking
friends family to their favourite places whenever the
They are now delighted to be able to operate a small
touring business and share their love of this area with
others. Offering a friendly welcome and taking a
personal interest in arranging a tour to suit your
needs, they’ll do all they can to make sure you have a
thoroughly enjoyable day.
Taking safety and service seriously. Your
chauffeur, Martin, is an advanced driver and has
recently taken the Institute of Advanced Motorists
Professional Chauffeurs Course, passed with distinction.
The car is a Rolls-Royce Silver Spur. Although over
twenty five years old it is still regarded as a modern
It is a rare example, one of a few “modern” Rolls-Royce
cars with coachwork by the renowned Hooper & Co
(Coachbuilders) Ltd. of London. Hooper was a highly
acclaimed specialist coachbuilder, enjoying a century
long association with Rolls-Royce.
They built their enviable reputation across the globe
supplying custom built carriages and Rolls-Royce cars to
an impressive list of clients, notably nine generations
of the British monarchy including our present queen.
Hooper did its work on our car before it was delivered
to its first owner, the Bullion Company of London with
whom it spent its first five years. During that time it
had a gold mascot. We acquired it from its second owner
the long wheel base model in its range, the Silver Spur
has larger rear doors and more length between the front
and back seats, providing extra comfort and generous leg
room for rear seat passengers.
The interior has Wilton carpeted footrests, magnolia
hide seats with blue piping, lambs wool rugs and walnut
picnic tables; a delightful environment in which to
Air conditioned and thoughtfully presented to include
those little things you may need such as bottled water,
mints, a vanity mirror, brollies (they double as sun
shades!) hand wipes and even an emergency sewing kit, we
hope you will take the chance to enjoy the car as much
as we do.
A bit of history from the family album.
Martin is not the first of the Stanways to run tours.
Back in the early part of last century his grandfather,
Norman was well known in his home town of Ellesmere Port
in the North West of England where he operated one of
the first coach tour and taxi businesses in the
Running two charabancs, Cushy and Buzzalong, as well as
a number of taxis, Norman provided many local folk with
a chance to enjoy trips away at a time when few families
Above: Norman Stanway (right) with his charabanc Cushy
before departing on a Derbyshire tour in the 1930s.
Below left: passengers aboard Cushy during the
Derbyshire tour. Note the solid rubber tyres and the
door sign indicating a maximum speed of 12 mph! Below
right, Norman beside a favourite taxi.