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Gale & Barclay Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 6o/64, North Street, Glasgow, C.3. Telephone: Central 8355. Directors: Samuel Jamieson Hutcheson, F.I.M.I. (Managing). Bertram Archibald Gale (Chairman). John Rimington. Alex Henderson, M.I.M.I. (Stores). William Barclay. Managers: Alastair P. Hutcheson (Sales). William Mackie (Service).
Garden Showroom (1940) Ltd., The. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 263/273, Oxford Road, Manchester, 13. Telephone: Ardwick 1505, P.B.E. Directors: Charles Henry Reynolds (Managing). W. F. Reynolds. General Manager: Eric Geddes.
Tom Garner Ltd. (Distributing Division Rootes Group). Automobile Distributor. ro42, Peter Street, Manchester Also Knott Mill, Chester Road, Manchester. Telephone: Blackfriars 9265. Directors: Sir William Rootes, K.B.E. (Chairman). Sir Reginald Rootes (Deputy Chairman). R. W. Hammond, C.B.E. G. F. Heath. S. J. Hine (Managing). Secretary: E. J. Routly. Managers: J. C. C. Anderson (Service). S. R. Andrew (Sales). J. T. B. B. Campbell (General).
Garner Motors Ltd. Coachbuilders and General Engineers. North Acton Road, London, N.W.io. Telephone: Elgar 5646. Directors: H. Button, C.B.E. (Chairman). W. F. Watson. J. A. Halsby (U.S.A.). J. Gammon. D. S. Manktelow, A.S.A.A. (Managing Director and Secretary). General Manager: J. Gammon.
R. Garwood & Sons Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 45, Stamford Hill, London, N.16. Telephone: Sta. n9x (3 lines). Directors: A. W. Garwood. R. C. Garwood. Secretary: R. E. Clark. 8i
Gates Engineering Co. Ltd. Motor and General Engineers. Sway Road, Brockenhurat. Telephone: 3337. Directors: Sydney Gates (Managing). P. N. Goss.
B. S. Gelston & Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 27/29, Lowfield Street, Dartford. Telephone: 2238. Directors: Horace Frederick White, A.M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. (Managing). J. W. Effingham. R. J. Effingham. W. S. Ellis-Brown. Secretary: Mrs. A. F. Carrigg.
General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation, Limited. All Branches of Insurance. General Buildings, 99, Aldwych, London, W.C.2. Telephone: Holborn 36or. Gaflac " Estrand. Directors: R. G. Simpson (Chairman). Sir Stanley Norie-Miller, Bt. (Managing). I. H. Stuart Black. A. D. Carmichael. W. W. Hicks Beach. Sir Pierce Lacy. R. 0. Law. G. M. Menzies. Sir Walter J. Morrison-Low. J. Ure Primrose. Frederick Richardson. D. S. Savory. R. Scott-Dempster. Lord Teviot. Managers: Alfred H. Pearson (General). Leslie Nye (Agency). W. A. Gallic (Assistant General). C. W. R. Little G. Scott-Pearse. (joint Foreign). Patrick C. Hunter Chief Automobile Engineer: W. E. Hands, M.C., M.I.Mech.E., F.I.A.A. Joint Secretaries: C. Alexander. A. Macdonald.
General Electric Co. Ltd. Manufacturers of Electrical Equipment. Magnet House, Kingsway, W.C.2. Telephone: Temple Bar 8000. TIA.: Electricity Westcent London. Directors: Sir Harry Railing (Chairman and joint Managing). Leslie Gamage, M.C. (Vice Chairman and Joint Managing). A. S. Black. Earl of Clarendon, K.G., P.C., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., LL.D. G. C. Chelioti. Sir Patrick A. Cooper. Dr. C. C. Garrard. T. W. Heather, M.C. Harold Hobson. F. Lonsdale. Vist. Margesson, P.C., M.C. R. E. Robinson. W. H. Williams. Frank Winstanley. Secretary: T. B. 0. Kerr. 82
General Motors Limited. Manufacturers of Motor Accessories and Components. 23, Buckingham Gate, London, S.W.x. Telephone: Victoria 8141. T/A.: Lonautocx London. A. C. Sphinx Spark Plug Co., Division of G. M. Ltd., Dunstable, Beds. Telephone: Dunstable 1166. 77A.: Sphinx, Dunstable. Delco-Remy-Hyatt, 111, Grosvenor Road, London, S.W.r. Telephone: Victoria 6242. T/A.: Delremhyatt Sowest London. General Motors Limited, G.P.O. Box. No. 4., Christchurch, Hants. Telephone: Bransgore 371. Directors: Walter E. Hill. Sir Charles Bartlett. F. W. Beard. D. Bennion Browne. D. H. Corbin. W. A. Crewe. W. F. Edwards. D. E. Hardy. E. S. Hoglund R. H. Line. W. Swallow. G. N. Vansittart. General Managers: D. E. Hardy (Overseas Department). W. Swallow (A.C. Sphinx Division). W. A. Crewe (Delco-Remy-Hyatt). Production Executives: S. H. Blazey (Technical Manager). Delco-Remy- G. E. Elen (General Supply Manager). Hyatt. A. T. Godbold (Production Purchase Manager) H. E. Raithby (Works Manager). W. Halmshaw (Manager Plant No. 2.). A.C. G. A. Barrett (Acting Supply Manager). Sphinx Division. F. W. Clarke (Chief Engineer). A. G. Steele (Purchase Manager, Export Operations, Overseas). Sales Executives: H. H. Amos (Vehicle Sales Manager). W. T. Blake (A.C. & Delco Products Manager Exportl Overseas A. Carlyon (Diesel Sales Manager). Ops.)I Department. F. R. Gibson (Manager, Export Operations). G. W. Baker (Domestic Sales Manager). A.C. C. N. Faulconbridge (Commercial Sales Manager). f Sphinx. C. H. Charles (General Sales Manager), Delco-Remy-Hyatt. Service Executives: G. W. Baker (Domestic Sales Manager), A.C. Sphinx. G. D. Goss (Parts Manager). 1 Overseas G. P. H. Hatton (Service Manager). Department. R. G. McCarthy (Surplus Parts Manager). H. Lloyd (Service Manager), Delco-Remy-Hyatt. Advertising Executives: G. W. Baker (Domestic Sales Manager), A.C. Sphinx. A. R. Keen (Advertising Manager), Delco-Remy-Hyatt. Secretary: F. W. Beard.
George & Jobling. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Forth Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne, t. Telephone: 23105 7. Also at Hexham and Glasgow. Proprietor: R. L. Jobling. Managers: W. B. Harland (General). G. Storey ( Works). H. T. Leahy (Branch—Hexham). A. Grant (Branch—Glasgow).
William Gillespie & Son Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 53, Love Street, Paisley. Telephone: 5111. Directors: Iain McWilliam (Managing). J. Kerr Gillespie (Managing). General Manager: A. R. Harvie.
Girling Limited. Accessory and Component Manufacturers. Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham. Telephone: Acocks Green 2831. T/A.: " Wonder," Birmingham. Also at Grange Works, Cwmbran, Mon. Telephone: 2171. TIA.:" Wonder," Cwmbran. Directors: A. B. Waring (Chairman). Alex Fraser (Vice-Chairman and Managing). J. Masterton. A. G. Benstead. C. W. Griffiths. W. E. Gowers (General Manager). J. W. Kinchin. Managers: L. J. Murray (Works). J. H. Irving (Technical Sales). L. G. Toulmin (Commercial Sales). J. M. Lowenthal (Service). Secretary: E. G. North. G. K. Electrical Services (Proprietors : Kennings Ltd.). 3, Leigh Road, Chalkwell Park, Leigh-on-Sea. Telephone: 74151. Manager: J. Waugh. G. K. Tyre Services (Proprietors : Kennings Ltd.). REGION A. Regional Manager: J. M. Foster. SHEFFIELD: Brown Street. Telephone: 26354 and 26451. Manager: L. B. J. Johnson. MANCHESTER: 232, Cheetham Hill Road. Telephone: Blackfriars 9111. Manager: C. Perkins. BENTLEY: High Street. Telephone: Doncaster 54292• Manager: K. N. Drinkall. LOUTH: Queen Street. Telephone 228. Manager: M. Walker. Woxicsor: Victoria Square. Telephone: 2255. Manager: H. Robinson. HULL: K.P. Tyre Services, Boothferry Road. Telephone: 32350. Manager: H. J. Rock. REGION B. Regional Manager: G. Baird. CHESTERFIELD: Brimington Road. Telephone: 3377 and 3587. Manager: G. Baird. REGION C. Regional Manager: C. G. Stanton. DERBY: 68/7o, London Road. Telephone 44606. Manager: T. S. Radley. WALSALL WOOD: Shire Oak Garage, Chester Road. Telephone: Brownhills 3231. Manager: W. J. Beaumont. REGION D. Regional Manager: M. A. Harris. NORWICH: xo6-x io, Prince of Wales Road. Telephone: 20541. Manager: B. Smith. 84 G. K. Tyre Services (Proprietors: Kennings Ltd.) (Continued). CHELMSFORD: Baddow Road. Telephone: 2068. Manager: W. F. Wade. PETERBOROUGH: Broadway. Telephone: 4848. Manager: J. R. Kirkness. HEAD OFFICE STAFF : Development Manager: R. H. Doughty. Sales Promotion Manager: H. W. Wills (Northern Region). Secretary: C. B. Wells (Tyre Management Committee).
Glacier Metal Co. Ltd. Accessory and Component Manufacturers. Alperton, Middlesex. Telephone: Perivale 427z. TIA.:" Bcaucoup," Wesphone, Alperton. Directors: W. B. D. Brown (Chairman and Managing). D. W. Plaistowe (Commercial). F. E. Macr (Production). Technical Manager: P. P. Love.
Gladwell & Kell (1932) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Ampton Street Works, Grays Inn Road, London, W.C.S. Telephone: Terminus 4465. Directors: A. Gladwell. P. Kell. A. Taylor. J. A. Heslop.
J. Gliddon & Sons. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Williton, Somerset. Telephone: 121. Partners: A. L. Gliddon, A.M.I.B.A.E. J. Gliddon. J. Gliksten & Son, Ltd. Timber Importers and Distributors. Carpenters Road, Stratford, London, E.15. Telephone: Amherst 4444. Gliksten Easphone," London. Directors: S. G. Gliksten (Chairman and Managing Director). E. T. Scott (Vice-Chairman and It. Managing Director). G. H. Punchard. P. A. Wright. R. Law, A.C.A. (Secretary). Managers: R. E. Groves (General Works). D. J. Nielson (General Sales).
Globe & Simpson Limited. Automobile-Electrical and Fuel Injection Service Engineers. 184-196, West Street, Sheffield, a. Telephone: 20355. TIA.: " Sheffield 20355." And Branches throughout the United Kingdom. Directors: John Douglas Duffy (Chairman). William Shirley Adams. Sidney James Canning-Matthews. Albert Edward Drew. Henri William Roy Jurgens. William McDonald. Edward Mellard. Joseph Arthur Payne. Edwin Bertram Wake, A.C.A. Cecil Wheatley, D.L.C., F.I.M.I. Secretary: Eric Crow, A.C.A.
Godfrey's Ltd. Car and Light Vehicle Stockists. 208-210 Great Portland Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Euston 4632. And at : 7, Eden Street, N.W.I. 228-234, London Road, Croydon, Surrey. 232, Stamford Hill, N.I6. Directors: W. E. Castello (Chairman and Joint Managing). H. E. Down (Joint Managing). G. W. R. Cruddas.
Goldings Park Motor Co. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. London Road, Basingstoke, Hants. Telephone: 241. Directors: G. H. Jackson, M.I.M.I. (General Manager). A. J. Chapple.
Tom Goodall (Repton) Ltd. Car Stockists. High Street, Rcpton, Derby. Telephone: 219. Directors: Tom Goodall. Thelma Goodall. Tom Orme.
Stanley Goodwin Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Worcester Road, Kidderminster. Telephone: 2204:5 Directors: Stanley Goodwin, F.I.M.I. (Managing and Chairman). R. C. T. Goodwin, A.I.M.I. E. M. Goodwin. B. G. Goodwin. General Manager: Harold Simmons (Service).
W. Goodyear & Sons Ltd. Churchfield Works, Dudley, Worcs. All shares owned by Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd.
Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company (Great Britain) Limited, The. Tyre, Accessory and Component Manufacturers. Bushbury, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 22321. T A.: "Gotyruco" Wolverhampton. Directors: P. W. Lichfield, U.S.A. (Chairman). W. A. Hazlett, U.S.A. (Managing and General Manage?). Viscount Trenchard, G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O., D.S.O. Rt. Hon. L. S. Amery, P.C., C.H. E. J. Thomas, U.S.A. (Alternate: H. L. Ginaven, U.S.A.). R. DeYoung, U.S.A. (Alternate: D. Gow). P. E. H. Leroy, U.S.A. A. S. Bishop (Sales). Managers: H. L. Ginaven (Works). G. R. Watson (Advertising). Secretary: D. Gow.
Gordon's Garages. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 42, Washington Street, Workington, Cumberland. Telephone: 240. Sole Proprietor: G. G. Gordon. 86
Gordon Tools Limited. Hand Tool Manufacturers. Assam Works, Rockingham Street, Sheffield. Telephone: 27386. Directors: Lawrence Wilson. T. Gordon Wilson. J. A. Wilson. General Manager: R. Gibson.
Goy & Richards Ltd. Specialists Agents and Valuers. 555, Watford Way, Mill Hill, N.W.7. Telephone: 4502. Directors: R. B. Goy, F.V.I. P. J. Miller. B. Bratt.
Graham & Roberts Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 63, Botchergate, Carlisle. Telephone: 175o. Directors: Leslie Frederick Robson (Service Manager). George Frederick Robson (Chairman). Arnold Christian Robson (Managing). Douglas Benson Tweddle (Sales).
Grand Garages (Scarborough) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Columbus Ravine, Scarborough. Telephone: 3826/7. Directors: Thomas Wilfred Cullen, M.I.M.I.,A.M.Inst.B.E. (Works Director and General Manager). Bernard Kirby Gibson, A.I.A.C. Herbert Alexander Swain. Manager: Robert Hardacre (Service).
Grange Motor & Cycle Co. Ltd. Vehicle Repairers. Kents Bank Road, Grange-over-Sands. Telephone: 38. Service : Central Garage, Grange-over-Sands. Telephone: 12. Directors: R. E. Blackhurst (General Manager). Dr. M. Hooper. J. Simpson. Mrs. A. Pass. Engineer: R. G. Lancaster. Secretary: G. W. Pass.
Grassicks Garage Ltd. Commercial Vehicle and Car Stockists. Commercial Street, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Telephone: 25 and 535. Directors: A. D. Grassick, F.I.M.I. (Managing). J. J. Grassick. D. W. Grassick. D. M. Grassick, B.Sc.
R. E. Green Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. The Parade, Moseley, Birmingham. Telephone: South 0338/9. Directors: Ronald Edwin Green, F.I.M.I. (Chairman). J. R. Thompson (Service Manager). Managers: R. A. Green (General). F. I. Goodwin (Assistant Service).
Green & Zonis Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 246-252, Deansgate, Manchester, 3. Telephone: Deansgate 3325/6. Directors: M. Zonis. I. Green (General Manager). G. L. Zonis. I. Zonis. Service Manager: M. Walters.
J. J. Greenfield & Co. Ltd. Car Stockists, Motor and Electrical Engineers. II, Carliol Square, Newcastle-on-Tyne, I. Telephone: 24479. Directors: T. Millburn (Chairman, Managing and General Manager). Miss S. Greenfield. R. Robinson. Secretary: W. Pears.
Greenford Garage Ltd. Car Stockists. 412, Greenford Road, Greenford, Middlesex. Telephone: Waxlow 1191. Directors: E. E. Petters, A.M.Inst. B.E. W. E. Lindo, F.I.A.C. Managers: A. K. Bailey (General Manager). N. Mountain (Sales).
Greenwich Leathercloth Co. Ltd., The. Leathercloth and Plastic Sheeting Producers. St. Mary's Cray, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 4674/5- Directors: R. C. Reynolds, O.B.E. P. L. Wright, D.S.O., M.C. H. Haygarth Jackson, M.C. W. E. Dodds. Managers: R. S. Colbourne (General). R. M. L. Baxter (Sales).
H. J. Gresswell & Son, Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 13/15, Osborne Street, Grimsby. Telephone: 2202. Directors: H. J. Gresswell, M.I.M.I. J. E. J. Gresswell (General Manager). Managers: J. N. Cole, M.B.E. ( Works). H. Bass (Motor Cycle and Spares Sales). A. S. Clark (Service).
Thos. Greves & Co. Ltd. Agricultural Engineers. Coten End Works, Cherry Street, Warwick. Telephone: 473/4. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Chairman and Managing). George Kenning, Jnr., D.F.C., M.A. Manager: G. W. Green. Secretary: R. D. Cooke.
Grill Floors Ltd. Manufacturers of Vehicle Service Bays and Wash Downs. 22, West Row, North Kensington, London, W.ro. Telephone: Ladbroke 3066/7. Directors: C. D. Barrett (General Manager). P. M. Barrett. J. D. Walker-Smith. Secretary: W. D. Morse.
Grose Limited. Automobile Engineers and Coachbuilders. Marefair, Northampton. Telephone: 4540/1/2. Also, Kingsthorpe Road, Northampton. Directors: W. T. Grose, A.M.I.Mech.E., M.I.B.C.M. (Managing). F. J. Grose. Miss K. S. Grose. General Manager: W. E. B. Dickens, A.M.I.Mech.E.
Frank Grounds Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Lichfield Road, Aston, Birmingham, 6. Telephone: East 1761/3. Directors: Frank Grounds (Governing). Frank P. Grounds (Managing). M. L. Grounds. J. A. Hartnett (Transport). Managers: C. Butler (Sales). D. A. Phelps (Transport). F. Burtonshaw (Bodyworks). D. Maund (Repair Works). G. Roberts (Stores). E. G. Morris (Reception and Personnel). Service Reception: J. W. Lacey.
E. R. Gudge. Car Stockist. Cross Roads Garage, Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey. Telephone: 561o. Proprietor: E. R. Gudge.
Peter Guest Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Wootton Road and Beulah Street, King's Lynn. Telephone: 4129. Directors: H. Reginald Guest, M.I.M.I. (Managing and Secretary). V. P. Guest. P. W. Colman ( Works Manager). Managers: C. R. Woods (Service). A. Bridge (Sales).
Guest Keen & Nettlefolds (Midlands) Ltd. Screw, nut and bolt etc., Manufacturers. Box 24, Heath Street, Birmingham, 18. Telephone: Smethwick 1951. T/A.: Globe, Birmingham. Directors: J. H. Jolly (Chairman). K. S. Peacock (Deputy Chairman). Sir Samuel R. Beale, K.B.E. J. H. Bean, C.B.E. Sir Charles Bruce-Gardner, Bt., M.I.Mech.E., Sir Maurice E. Denny, Bt., K.B.E., A. F. Gadsby, F.C.A., E. L. Hann, E. C. Lysaght, Allan Macbeth, Sir John Morison, C.A. Col. H. B. Sankey, C.B.E. M. H. Tollit (Managing). Secretary: W. A. Nicol, C.A.
S. Guiterman & Co., Ltd. Automobile Accessories and Spares Manufacturers. Alderman House, 37, Soho Square, London, W.S. Telephone: Gerrard 2575. T/A.: Guiterman Phone London. Directors: Col. Peter Dew, O.B.E. (Managing). A. R. Heath. E. J. Guiterman. L. R. Lipkin, M.B.E. Gerald Le Vino J. M. Makower, M.B.E., M.C. (Chairman). Secretary: A. F. Thomas.
Gumbrell's Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Monmouth Street, Bridgwater, Som. Telephone: 3055 /2. Directors: V. J. Gumbrell. W. E. Sheppard. T. G. Stoker.
Gurney Nutting Ltd. Car Stockists, Body Builders and Engineers. London Road, Morden Road, London, S.W.19. Telephone: Liberty 7222 (8 lines). Directors: J. D. Barclay. H. Fergusson Wood. W. J. Stevens.
A. & J. Guthrie. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 6x, High Street, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Proprietor: A. Guthrie (General Manager). Sales Manager: J. S. S. Bruce.
Guy Motors, Limited. Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers. Fallings Park, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 35245. " Gtiymo," Wolverhampton. And at Porteus House, Porteus Road, Paddington, W.C.z. Telephone: 4492. Guymolond, Padd." Directors: Sydney S. Guy, M.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.E.E., M.S.A.E. (Chairman and Managing). W. Ewart Guy, M.I.Mech.E., M.Inst.T. W. E. Bullock, M.I.Mech.E., M.I.P.E. Col. A. Jerrett, M.Inst.T. Maj. Gen. J. S. Crawford, C.B., C.B.E., M.I.Mcch.E., M.I.Mar.E. G. P. Roberts, M.I.Mech.E. Research and Development Engineer: W. H. Gilbert, M.I.Mech.E. Chief Designer: J. W. Eaton, M.I.Mcch.E. Managers: J. 0. Bowley, M.I.P.E. (Works). Col. G. W. Purser, O.B.E., A.M.I.Mech.E. M. R. Pease (Technical Sales). (General Sales). C. C. Bateson (Northern Sales). S. H. Gough, M.I.M.I. (Service). H. S. Adams (Publicity). Secretary: D. E. Hughes, M.C., T.D., A.S.A.A.
Guyson Industrial Equipment Ltd. Manufacturers of Accessories and Components. North Avenue, Otley, Yorks. Telephone: 2456. Guyson," Otley. Director: R. S. Thomson.
Guyvers (Coventry) Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Greyfriars Lane, Coventry. Telephone: 63224;5. Directors: F. H. Guyver (Managing). J. J. Guyver. H. W. Guyver. Managers: A. F. Murray (General). D. D. L. Guyver (Service).