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Note: This is a sub-section of 1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry
L-L Tyre Service (1945) Limited. Factors of Motor Tyres and Accessories. Telephone: 2495. North Lane, Canterbury, Kent. And Branch at 23A, Bouverie Road West, Folkestone. Telephone: 51150. Directors: Harold George Ledger. Robin May Ledger. General Manager: Albert S. Smith.
Lagonda Limited. Automobile Manufacturers. Telephone: 2291. Hanworth Park Works, Feltham, Middlesex. Directors: David Brown (Chairman and Managing). TIA.:"Lagonda," Feltham. J. Whitehead (General Manager). F. B. Marsh. J. Stirling (Resident Manager). J. Watt (Sales and Advertising). Works Manager: S. Oldham. Service Executive: C. Collins. Assistant Advertising Executive: G. A. Roberts. Secretary: J. H. Dixon.
Ernest Lake Ltd. Jack Manufacturers. I13, Dunmow Road, Bishop's Stortford. Telephone: 700. Directors: J. L. Brockhouse (Chairman and Managing). F. Brockhouse. E. P. Ash (Secretary and Deputy Managing). J. R. Brockhouse. Major C. R. Dibben, O.B.E. Managers: Reginald Frederick Walters (General). H. J. Walters (Sales). Buyer: R. Swan. Designer: L. C. Newman.
Lake & Elliott, Ltd. Manufacturers of motor jacks, iron and steel castings, etc. Albion Works, Braintree, Essex. Telephone: 8i. TIA.:" Lake," Braintree. Directors: C. J. Lake (Chairman and Joint Managing). C. H. Kain (Joint Managing). J. B. Whitfield. E. L. Elliott. P. B. Lake, A.C.A. (Secretary).
Lamb's Garage Ltd. Vehicle Distributors. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Austin House, Trades Lane, Dundee. Telephone: 6181. Directors: J. C. Lamb (Chairman and Managing). W. M. Fraser. E. Thompson, C.A., M.I.M.I., A.M.I.I.A.
Lamb's Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Standard House, Southend Road, Woodford Green. Telephone: Wanstead 6666. Directors: D. C. Lamb (Managing). D. G. Lamb, M.A. G. V. Royle. D. A. Lamb.
W. & G. Lambert Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Main Office and Works : Castle Street, Thetford. Telephone: 2217. Also Branch Garage, Norwich Road, Thetford. Coach Works, Minstergate Street, Thetford. Directors: George Ewart Lambert, F.I.M.I. (Chairman and Managing). Mrs. F. H. Lambert. Major W. G. Cole. C. W. Clarke.
Lamberts of Kingston Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 14oa, London Road, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. Telephone: 3171. Directors: D. A. Watson. H. G. Oswin. Managers: O. A. Watson (Sales). D. King (Works). Secrttau: W. Riley.
Lanchester Motor Company Ltd. Car Manufacturers and Sole Concessionaires. Radford Works, Coventry. Telephone: 4161. T/A.: Motivity," Coventry. (See also Daimler Co. Ltd.). Directors: J. Leek (Managing). R. B. Cole (Assistant Managing). F. Lanchester. Managers: J. L. Jennings (Sales—Cars). R. S. Crouch (Sales—Buses). L. Smith (Production). G. J. Long (Publicity). T. R. Nicholl (Service). W. E. Hilton (Export). Chief Engineer: C. M. Simpson.
Langney Motors Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Devonshire House, Langney Road, Eastbourne Telephone: 1858. Also at St. Leonards-on-Sea. Directors:. B. F. Bovill (Chairman). Eric Edgerton (Managing). W. G. Edgerton. Leonard M. Lomax (Sales). Secretary: R. W. Miller. Managers: A. V. Deacock (Adcocks). C. V. Moore (Branch: St. Leonards-on-Sea.).
Lansing Bagnall Ltd. Manufacturers of Materials, Handling Equipment, Tractors, Fork Trucks Pallet Trucks, Trailers, etc. Kingsclere Road, Basingstoke, Hants. Telephone: lox°. Directors: John Reginald Sharp Emmanuel Kaye (Governing). Asst. to Directors and Works Manager. Chief Engineer: • A. R,, Wright. Managers: A. R. E. Arnot. R. G. Winton, A.M.I.Mech.E. (Technical). . D. G. Caswell (Export).
H. P. Lavender & Co. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 6, Hotel Street, Leicester. Telephone: 22659. Proprietor: Hubert Pinkard Lavender, A.F.C.
H. P. Lawrence. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockist. The Garage, Bloxwich, Walsall, Staffs. Telephone: Bloxwich 66143. Proprietor: H. P. Lawrence. General Manager: F. W. Lawrence.
Bert Lawrie's Garage. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. St. Boswells, Roxburghshire. Telephone: 2241. Sole Proprietor: R. I. Lawrie.
Ernest Lawson Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Town End, Bramley, Leeds. Telephone: Pudsey 3181/2/3. Also at Leeds Road, Rawdon, Leeds. Telephone: Rawdon 156. Directors: Ernest Lawson. G. W. Lawson. E. Child (General Manager).
Lawson Pigott Motors Limited, Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists and Heavy Vehicle Authorised Dealers. 320-322, King Street, Hamwersmith, W.6. Telephone: Riverside 411 I. Also at New Barnet. Directors: M. W. Harris (Chairman and Managing). A. F. Palmer Phillips. S. F. Pigott. H. J. Crisp. H. W. Legood.
Lawton-Goodman Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists, Car and Goods Body Builders. 36, North Audley Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Mayfair 3360. Also Factory at 135, Cricklewood Broadway, London, N.W.2. Telephone: Gladstone 2226. Director: Thomas Lawton-Goodman (Managing). Managers: V. B. Ross (General Manager: Factory). J. A. Lawton-Goodman (Sales). A. J. Harper (Service). J. Hopperton (Commercial Vehicle Sales).
Lea-Francis Cars, Limited. Automobile Manufacturers, Petrol Engines and Light Engineering Work. Much Park Street, Coventry. Telephone: 60204. T, A.: " Leaf " Coventry. Directors: G. H. Leek (Chairman and Managing). R. H. Rose, M.I.Mech.E. (Technical). C. A. Rookes. G. T. Andrews (Service). Works Superintendent: W. Twyneham. Buyer: C. H. Ward. Sales Executive: E. R. Crump. Advertising Executive: A. Keene. Secretary: L. Barnes.
Norman Ledson Ltd. Car Stockists Duke Street Garage, Rochdale, Lancs. Telephone: 2201. Director: Norman Ledson, M.I.M.I. (Managing).
John Lee and Son. Car Stockists. Town Foot, Rothbury, Northumberland. Telephone: r6. Proprietor: John William Lee.
Leggate and Co. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 70, Slateford Road, Edinburgh. Telephone: 61693. Proprietor: John Hendrie.
Leighton Buzzard Motors Ltd. (Associate Company of Dickinson & Adams, Ltd., Luton). Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. High Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds. Telephone: 2100. Directors: C. Dickinson. A. H. B. Adams. P. F. Keens. S. G. Cook (Manager). K. W. Simmons. I16
Le Lacheurs Motor Garage and Works. Automobile Engineers. Les Mcrriennes, St. Martins, Guernsey, Channel Islands. Telephone: 8385. Proprietor: Roland Edward Le Lacheur.
Lendrum & Hartman Ltd. Automobile Distributors, Importers and Repairers. Showrooms : Buick House, 26b, Albemarle Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Regent 712x. T1A.:"Buickgen," London. Vehicle Service : Buick Works, Old Oak Lane, Willesden Junction, London, N.W.10. Telephone: Elgar 7911. T/A: " Exbuickmo," London. Directors: D. C. M. Hartman. C. H. Culross. R. M. Rowley-Morris. H. E. Berenstein (General Manager and Advertising Executive). Sales Executive: E. T. Cuthbert. Service Executives: R. Johns (Production). E. Taylor. Secretary: J. Sheehan.
Lep Transport Ltd. Forwarding Agents, Packer and Shippers of Motor Vehicles. Sunlight Wharf, Upper Thames Street, London, E.C.4. Telephone: Central 5050. Directors: J. R. Govett (Chairman). R. K. Lecper (Managing). H. T. Parkin. R. J. D. Leeper. W. Snider. C. S. Bygrave. General Manager: G. A. Reed.
W. Lewis & Sons (Cardiff) Ltd. Motor Engineers and Body Builders. Clare Street, and Tudor Lane, Cardiff. Telephones: 4430 and 4431. Directors: Ernest H. Lewis. Herbert W. Lewis.
Lex Garages Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Piccadilly, London, W.I. Director: Gilbert James Allday, M.B.E., M.R.I., F.I.I.A., F.I.M.I., M.Inst. B.E., F.I.D.
Leyland Motors Limited. Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers. Telephone: 81400. And Hanover House, Hanover Square, London, W.r. Leyland, Lancs. 2721.:" Leymotors," Leyland. Telephone: Mayfair 8561. T/A.: "Leymotors," London. Directors: C. B. Dixon. H. Spurner. H. West t (General Managers). S. Markland V. Walker (Secretary). J. Ambler. Managers: A. J. Charnock, O.B.E. (General Works). P. Turner (Service). A. B. Chadwick (Publicity). Acting Chief Engineer: N. Tattersall. Chief Buyer: J. Hampson. Sales Executives: D. G. Stokes (Gensral). S. Cartmell (Home). D. Boxall (Export). Secretary: V. Walker. 117
Leyton Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd. General Motor Factors. 817, Lea Bridge Road, London, E.17. Telephone: Keystone 3663. And 43, Masons Hill, Bromley, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 2654. Directors: S. G. Hastilow, M.B.E. A. Hastilow. P. Hirst. R. L. Key. J. L. Baker.
Lincoln Cars Limited. All shares owned by Ford Motor Co. (q.v.). Automobile Manufacturers and Assemblers. Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex. Telephone: Ealing 4506.
Lincoln & Nolan Limited. Vehicle Distributors. 57/58, Lower Baggott Street, Dublin. Telephone: 61943/4/5. Directors: A. F. Palmer Phillips. H. Martin Brierley (Managing).
C. Lindley & Co. Limited. Bolt and Nut Manufacturers, Engineers' Merchants. 34, Englefield Road, London, NJ. Telephone: Clissold 0643. TIA.:" Beauvoir, Nordo," London. Directors: Thomas F. Nash (Chairman and Managing). Sidney A. Wale. Leslie S. Leese. Reginald W. Beken. Managers: W. J. Giles (Works: London). A. E. Chambers (Works: Slough). G. Brooke (General Sales).
Lintott Motors (L. F. Ayland Ltd.). Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Reading Road Garage, Basingstoke, Hants. Telephone: 386. Directors: Leslie F. Ayland. Elsie M. Ayland (Managing).
Lister (R. A.) & Company Ltd. Makers of internal combustion engines, etc. The Priory, Dursley, Glos Telephone: Dursley 2371. TIA.:" Machinery," Dursley. Directors: Sir Percy Lister (Chairman and Managing). F. H. Lister, J.P. R. B. Lister. G. A. Lister. A. C. Lister. Secretary: Harold Gill.
Lister Equipment Limited. Patentees and Manufacturers of Motor Accessories and Equipment. Telephone: Central 5520. 3, Charlotte Street, Manchester, t. Directors: Charles Lister. John Wilson, M.C., F.C.A. Managers: S. J. Jackson (General). E. B. Miller (Sales). Technical Representatives: R. W. Wilson. P. C. Wilde.
Listowel Engineering Works. William Street, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Telephone: 6. Sole Proprietor: Daniel J. Maloney.
Bernard P. Littleford Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 44, Albany Road, Wolverhampton. Telephone: 20467. Director: Mrs. Beatrice M. Littleford (Managing).
Littlewood Coachbuilders Ltd. Coachbuilders. 16, Northcote Road, Willesden, London, N.Wao. Telephone: Elgar 5105. Directors: A. J. C. Hodges (Managing). J. W. McLeod, F.L.A.A. Works Manager: W. E. Ellis.
Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Co. Ltd., The. All Classes of Insurance. x, Dale Street, Liverpool, 2. Telephone: Central 6622. TIA.:" Globe," Liverpool. And I, Cornhill, London, E.C.3. Telephone: Mansion House 8787. " Globe Insurance Stock," London. Directors: Col. A. C. Tod, C.B.E., T.D., D.L. (Chairman). Sir John R. Hobhouse, M.C. E. R. Bowring (Deputy Chairmen). T. H. Naylor Frederic A. Bates, M.C., A.F.C., D.L. C. F. J. Beausire. Sir Thomas A. L. Brocklebank, Bt. The Rt. Hon. Lord Cornwallis, K.B.E., M.C. D. I. Crawford, D.S.O., T.D. P. R. England. R. F. Glazebrook. W. W. Higgin, D.L. F. Leslie Orme, O.B.E. W. W. F. Shepherd. Richard F. Summers. The Rt. Hon. Lord Woolton, P.C., C.H., D.L., LL.D. LONDON BOARD: Directors: Major Gen. G. P. Dawnay, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., M.V.O. (Chairman). Lt. Col. The Hon. George A. Akers-Douglas. Air-Cdr. A. V. Harvey, C.B.E., M.P. The Rt. Hon. Lt.-Col. Sir Cuthbert M. Headlam, Bt., D.S.O., O.B.E., T.D., The Rt. Hon. The Lord Irwin. M.P. The Rt. Hon. The Lord Moore, O.B.E. General Managers: J. W. Berry. R. W. Sturgeon, F.I.A. Charles F. Trustam, F.I.A. Accident Manager: W. L. Henderson. Secretary: A. M. Smith.
Llanthony Motor Bodies. Commercial Coachbuilders. Hempsted Lane, Gloucester. Telephone: 20649. Proprietor: Edgar Percy Moon.
Fred Lloyd (Motors) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Nun's Corner, Grimsby. Telepone: 7291. Directors: F. R. Lloyd (Chairman and Managing). Carl Smethurst (Secretary). Manager: C. A. Harvey.
Lock Brothers. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Ladysmith Road, Exeter, Devon Telephone: 3990. Partners: Edgar William Lock, M.I.M.I. Herbert Henry Lock.
Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Company Ltd. Accessory and Component Manufacturers. Tachbrook Road, Leamington Spa. . Telephone: 2700. TIA.:" Lockheed" Leamington Spa. And Brock House, Langham Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Langham 2527. TIA.:" Lockheed" London. Directors: E. B. Boughton E. Emmott (Managing). D. T. Brock A. C. Burdon. N. Spurgeon (Secretary). E. W. Swales. Executives: F. Rowarth (Sales). J. J. Wickett (Service). N. E. Riddihough (Advertising).
Lodestar Motor Co., The. Car Stockists and Commercial Vehicle Distributors. 50, Effingham Road, Sheffield, 4. Telephone: 21041/2. Directors: Sir George Kenning, J.P. (Chairman). H. Smith, F.I.M.I. (Managing). F. Kenning, M.A. S. Smith, A.M.I.M.I.
Lodge Plugs Ltd. Sparking Plug Manufacturers. St. Peter's Road, Rugby. Telephone: 2076 (4 lines). Directors: Bernard Hopps (Chairman). Sir. Geoffrey D. Burton. Sir Robert Renwick, Bt., K.B.E. Allen Stock. Managers: F. M. Sayers, O.B.E. (General). B. D. Bacon (General Sales). V. Martin-Jones (Technical Sales). G. H. Turner (Works).
London Street Garage Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. London Street, Whittlesey, Cambs. Telephone: 3572. Directors: C. W. Humphrey. R. D. Band. General Manager: L. Phillips.
The Long Sutton Garage. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Long Sutton, Langport, Somerset. Telephone: Long Sutton 25. Sole Proprietor: Charles E. Ball.
The Longford Manufacturing & Coach Building Co. Ltd. Manufacturers and Repairers of Public Service and Commercial Vehicles. Telephone: Skewen 3314. Longford Coachworks, Neath Abbey, Glain. Directors: Col. R. G. Llewellyn, C.B., C.B.E., M.C., T.D., D.L., J.P. (Chairman). J. J. Newbury, M.B.E. E. G. Dutfield, M.Inst.T. H. T. Dutfield, M.Inst.T. M. R. G. Llewellyn.
Longwell Green Coachworks Ltd. Motor Body Builders. Longwell Green, Bristol. Telephone: Kingswood 73121. Directors: C. G. A. Harding (Managing). A. E. Morrish (Sales). A. S. Atkin (Works).
Lovell's Garage Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Westgate and Cromwell Road, Peterborough. Telephone: 2001. Directors: T. A. Lovell, A.M.Inst.B.E., M.I.M.E., M.I.M.I. (Chairman and Managing). A. S. Lovell, A.I.M.I. (General and Sales Manager). E. L. Lovell. H. M. Lovell. S. E. Swain (Secretary). Service Manager: F. W. Thomson, A.I.M.I.
Lowerwood Eng. Co. Ltd. Car Stockists. Buxton Road, Horwich End, Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire. Telephone: 345. Directors: Col. R. Shrigley Bann (Managing). Mrs. M. H. Bann. Mrs. M. A. Bann. Workshops Foreman and Manager: F. Latham.
Loxhams Garages (Lancaster) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Penny Street, Lancaster. Telephone: 868/9. Directors: E. Bradshaw (Chairman). E. Meadows (Managing). A. Ainsworth (Secretary). R. H. Penney. W. E. Bamber.
Loxhams Garages Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists; Battery Electric Vehicle Distributors. Charnley Street and Wilfred Street, Preston. Telephone: 4242. Directors: Ewart Bradshaw. F. F. Austin (Secretary). E. Meadows.
Lucas of Brixton Limited. Car Stockists, Engineers and Coachbuilders. 240, Brixton Hill, London, S.W.2. Telephone: Tulse Hill 5261. Directors: Keith Hill, F.I.M.I. Gordon F. Pea11, F.I.M.I. G. T. Johnston-Smith, M.B.E., M.I.M.I. Managers: J. Boulter (Works). W. T. Ball (Sheet Metal). J. Thatcher (Sales).
Lycetts Garage Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. St. John's Road, Stourbridge, Worcs. Telephone: 5284/5. Directors: P. C. A. Lycett (Chairman). G. C. P. Lycett (Financial and General Manager). D. J. V. Lycett (Service). Mrs. S. Lycett. Managers: R. Willan (Sales). G. Pugh (Parts Service).