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1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry: Companies K

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Note: This is a sub-section of 1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry

K. F. M. Engineering Co. Ltd. Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. Telephone: Gladstone 1050. K.F.M. Works, Waterloo Road, Cricklewood, N.W.2. Directors: Capt. L. E. R. Murray. A. C. Cordell. S. T. Harris.

K. J. Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 537-549, Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 3456/7/8/9. Directors: O. Wilson-Jones (Managing). R. C. Gilbert, M.A., F.C.A. Managers: H. E. W. Dagnall (Sales). F. Uden (Service).

John Kaye (Leeds) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. New York Road, Leeds, 2, Telephone: 29439. TIA.:" Stancars " Leeds. Directors: J. H. Kaye (Governing). J. J. Kaye (Managing). G. W. Heighton (Sales). G. N. Blanshard (Secretary).

Kays (Derby) Limited. Vehicle and Equipment Distributors and Exporters. Head Office : Ashbournc Road, Derby. Telephone: 3671/2. Directors: Major F. Kay (Managing). John Kay (General Manager). Tom Kay. Mrs. M. P. Kay. Manager: J. P. Fergusson (Service). W. McEwan (Sales). L. Tomlinson (Stores).

F. W. Keighley Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 7, Houndgate, Darlington. Telephone: 2737 (2 lines). Directors: H. V. Keighley. F. W. S. Keighley.

Kelly Bros. (Garages) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 108, Mostyn Street, Llandudno. Telephone: 6281. Directors: H. F. Kelly. F. E. 'Kelly. B. H. Kelly. Secretary: C. Bold.

Kelcross Garage. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Highbury Grange, Highbury, N.S. Telephone: Canonbury 3190. Partners: Winifred Partridge. Sydney Partridge.

Kemp's Motor Services Ltd. Public Service Vehicle Operators. Woodcote, Reading. Telephone: Checkendon 354/5/6. Director: Harry Kemp (Governing). Manager: Hiram Charles Kemp (General). Executive Officers: John Highe (Traffic Superintendent). S. E. Jeffrey (Chief Engineer). Ernest Brant (Garage Foreman). Secretary: Mrs. J. M. Kemp.

Kendall & Sons (Coventry) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Pippin Garage, Ansty Road, Coventry. Telephone: Walsgrave 55. Branch : 46, Whitefriars Street, Coventry. Telephone: Coventry 5603. Directors: C. W. Kendall (General Manager). L. J. Kendall. E. Kendall.

Kenilworth Manufacturing Co. Ltd, The. Manufacturers of Jointing Compounds, Metallic Paints, Hydraulic Fluids, etc. Hermetite Works, West Drayton, Middlesex. Telephone: 3047. Directors: H. L. Lawrence. G. L. Riseley. L. H. Levay.

Geo. Kenning (Alfreton) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. King Street, Alfreton, Derby and Granby Croft, Bakewell. Telephone: Alfreton 12. Bakewell 170. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Governing). F. Kenning, M.A., T.D. Miss L. Wilson (Secretary). General Manager: J. Walton.

Geo. Kenning (Chesterfield) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Vicar Lane, Chesterfield. Telephone: 3024 and 2573. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Chairman and Managing). F. Kenning, T.D., M.A. D. B. Kenning, M.A. (Secretary). Manager: N. Southern.

Kennings Estates Ltd. Garage Property Proprietors. Kenning House, Leadmill Road, Sheffield, i. Telephone: 26451. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Chairman and Managing). F. Kenning, T.D., M.A. (General Manager). G. Kenning, Jnr., D.F.C., M.A. D. B. Kenning, M.A. (Secretary). Registrar: J. E. Bird, F.C.A., A.C.I.S. Clerk of Works: H. Slaney.

Kennings Ltd. * Automobile Distributors and Agricultural Engineers. Gladstone Buildings, Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Telephone: 2101. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Chairman and Managing). F. Kenning, T.D., M.A. (General Manager). G. Kenning, Jnr.,D.F.C., M.A. (Sales and Secretary). D. B. Kenning, .A. Registrar: J. E. Bird, F.C.A., A.C.I.S. Stores Controller and Purchasing Officer: J. E. Coker. Statistics Officer: T. J. German. Chief Accountant: R. D. Cooke. Secretary: Miss L. Wilson. DEPOT MANAGERS : BURTON-ON-TRENT : Derby Turn, Burton-on-Trent. Telephone: 2951. (Night) 2360. Manager: H. Bray. CLAY CROSS : The Motor Depot, Clay Cross. Telephone: 2101. (Night) 2168. Manager: F. Tuckley. DERBY : Queen Street, Derby. Telephone: 3636. (Night) 2064. Manager: S. 0. Stevenson. DONCASTER : York Road, Doncaster. Telephone: 3221. Manager: R. S. Rhodes. ILKESTON : Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston. Telephone: 42 and 49. Manager: R. V. Taylor. LEIGH-ON-SEA : 1355/7, London Road, Leigh-on-Sea. Telephone: 76386. Manager: S. F. Stone. LICHFIELD : St. John Street, Lichfield. Telephone: 3113/4/5. Manager: J. D. Roberts. I I0 Kennings Ltd. (Continued). MANCHESTER : 232, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, 8. Telephone: Blackfriars 9111. Manager: J. E. Screeton. MATLOCK : Crown Square, Matlock. Telephone: 77. Manager: G. Collis. MATLOCK : New Street, Matlock. Telephone: 573. Manager: T. Twyford. PETERBOROUGH : Broadway, Peterborough. Telephone: 4848. Manager: T. M. Turnbull. SHEFFIELD : Leadmill Road, Sheffield. Telephone: 26451. Manager: A. F. Briscoe. SHEFFIELD : Townhead Street, Sheffield. Telephone: 23075/6. Manager: E. M. Marvin. THORNE : Canal Garage, Hatfield Road, Thorne. Telephone: 3107. Manager: R. S. Rhodes. WALSALL : Hatherton Road, Walsall. Telephone: 2283. Manager: R. V. Ewens. WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA : Hamlet Court, Westcliff-on-Sea. Telephone: 45216. Manager: S. F. Stone. Kennings Limited—Associated Companies. For details of individual Companies see also under :— Geo. Kenning (Alfreton) Ltd., Alfreton. Burton Automobile Co. Ltd., Burton-on-Trent. W. R. Sanders Ltd., Buxton. Cavendish Motors Ltd., Chesterfield. Geo. Kenning (Chesterfield) Ltd., Chesterfield. Midland Garage (Derby) Ltd., Derby. Andrews Garage (Derby) Ltd., Derby. G. Mackay & Sons Ltd., Harrogate. W. E. Harness Ltd., Louth. Maudes of Norwich Ltd., Norwich. Autoways (1931) Ltd., Sheffield. Essam & Hewson Ltd., Sheffield. Freeman Oakes & Co. Ltd., Sheffield. Kennings Estates Ltd., Sheffield. Wales & Edwards, Ltd., Shrewsbury. Arthur Charles Ltd., Shrewsbury. Thos. Greves & Co. Ltd., Warwick. Central Garage (Worksop) Ltd., Worksop. Details concerning G.K. Tyre Services and G.K. Electrical Services (Proprietors : Kennings Ltd.) are also listed alphabetically under these business names.

Kerry's (Great Britain) Limited. General Motor Factors and Manufacturing Distributors of Transport Service Equipment and Machine Tools. Warton Road, Stratford, London, E.15. Telephone: Maryland 6611. Directors: E. P. Richardson (Chairman). E. Cassleton Elliott (Deputy Chairman). W. Hart (Managing). W. N. Hart (Assistant Managing). R. J. Lewis. Managers: E. E. Kerry (Northern Area). C. W. E. Kerr (General: Motor Division). H. R. Peters (General: Specialised Components Division). M. S. Norton (Sales: Tyre Division). A. H. Watts (Sales: Industrial Division). Secretary: I. A. Ross.

John Kettlewell. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockist. Victoria Road Garage, Richmond, Yorks. Telephone: 3188. Proprietor: Malcolm E. Dixon.

Kevill-Davies & March Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists and Distributors. 41-42, Hays Mews, Berkeley Square, London, W.I. Telephone: Grosvenor 2563. Director: H. S. Kevill-Davies (Chairman and Managing).

Kidderminster Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: 3383. Worcester Road, Kidderminster. Directors: P. A. Collins, M.B.E. (Managing). General Manager: Peter Collins. Secretary: John Alfred Newnham. Accountant: Geoffrey Frank Horton. Works Manager: Peter John Collins.

King & Harper Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Heavy Vehicle Distributors. 6 and 7, Bridge Street, Cambridge. Telephone: 3201. And at Hills Road, Milton Road and Thompsons Lane, Cambridge. Directors: H. H. Harper (Governing). D. N. Harper. K. 0. King. F. A. Pedley. A. M. Wells.

King's Garage. Car Stockists. Clarkston Toll, Clarkston, Glasgow. Telephone: Giffnock 149. Proprietor: J. Howie.

Harry C. Kingcome. Car Stockists. Newton Ferrers Garage, Newton Ferrers, Nr. Plymouth. Telephone: 279. Proprietor: Harry C. Kingcome.

Kingscote & Stephens Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Standard House, London Road, Gloucester. Telephone: 21278/9. Directors: K. D. Stephens (Managing). Mrs. E. E. C. Stephens.

Kingston Caravan Co. Ltd. Manufacturers of Caravans. Invader Works, Arle Road, Cheltenham. Telephone: 5118. Directors: John R. Foster, M.I.M.I. (Managing). D. J. Skellon (Sales Manager).

Kingston Hill Motor Works Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 31/45, Kingston Hill, Kingston-on-Thames. Telephone: 3116'9. Directors: W. E. Castello, M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. (Managing). J. H. Barrow, F.I.M.I. (General Manager). E. S. Castello, A.M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. H. E. Down, F.C.A. L. M. Castello. Managers: S. Knight (Car Sales). F. W. I. MacEwan (Commercial Sales).

Kirkstall Forge Engineering Ltd. Producers of axle assemblies for heavy road vehicles, etc. Kirkstall Forge, Leeds, 5. Telephone: Horsforth 2821. TA.: Forge Kirkstall. Directors: R. F. Butler (Chairman and Managing). C. M. Johnston, C.A. F. R. Cowell, M.I.Mech.E., F.R.S.A., M.S.A.E. G. H. Hodgson, F.I.M., F.C.S. E. M. Butler. Secretary: K. B. Crewe, A.0 A.

D. Kitchen Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Atlas Garage, Colne, Lancs. Telephone: 405. Directors: A. D. Kitchen (General Manager). J. H. Kitchen. M. Hague. W. G. Holt.

Arthur Kitching. Car Stockists and Repair Specialists. The Garage, Station Road, Otley, Yorks. Telephone: 2427. Proprietor: Arthur Kitching, M.I.M.I.

Knibbs Ltd. Car Stockists. 4, Temple Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, r. Telephone: Ardwick 1386. Directors: Ralph W. Knibbs (Chairman). Robert Parkyn (Managing).

W. and W. Knill. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: 229. Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, Devon. And at St. Brannocks Road, Ilfracombe. Partners: W. T. Knill. W. E. Knill.

Knutsford Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: 233/5. Garden Road, Knutsford, Cheshire. Directors: Major J. K. Sparrow, M.C., F.I.M.I. Sir George Kenning. I. J. K. Sparrow.

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