Look how far the fame of Clay Cross has spread

A Derbyshire-born businessman is reminded of his roots every time he sees a taxi on an island off Africa where he now works.

Thursday, 8th September 2016, 12:17 pm
Updated Monday, 12th September 2016, 5:36 pm
Peter Hanratty with Clay Cross taxis in Madagascar.
Peter Hanratty with Clay Cross taxis in Madagascar.

Peter Hanratty lives in Madagascar where he is the UK consular representative and runs a renewable energy business with his brother Patrick.

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He also has a fleet of six taxis. Peter said: “The taxis are called Clay Cross in memory of my late father, Dr James Hanratty, who was the doctor in Clay Cross for 35 years. “
Peter, who is based in a city on the north-west coast of Madagascar where he has lived for 18 years, said: “It is wonderful to see Clay Cross in Mahajanga. The Clay Cross taxis have become so well known that people are asking - where is Clay Cross?”

Perhaps we should twin Clay Cross with Mahajanga.”