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Note: This is a sub-section of 1953 Who's Who in the Motor Industry
Paisley Motor Co., Ltd., The. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Causeyside Street, Paisley. Telephone: 2577. Directors: Iain McWilliam (Managing). J. Kerr Gillespie (Managing). General Manager: A. T. K. Murray.
Palmer Tyre Ltd. Tyre Manufacturers. Herga House, Vincent Square, S.W.I. Telephone: Victoria 8323. T/A.: "Palmertyr". (All shares owned by India Rubber, Gutta Percha, and Telegraph Co., Ltd. — a subsidiary of British Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd.) Directors: Sir Walrond Sinclair, K.B.E. (Chairman). Alan Sinclair (Managing). B. H. Binder, F.C.A: Nigel Hanbury, M.B.E. Sir Eric C. Mieville, G.C.I.E., K.C.V.O., C.S.I., C.M.G. Secretary: A. G. Brown.
Paragon (Hull) Motor Co., Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Vehicle Distributors. Boothferry Road, Hull. Telephone: 36843. Director: Harold D'Arcy Wells (Managing).
Paragon Motor Co. (Oldham), Ltd., The. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. King Street, Oldham. Telephone: Main 3657. Directors: H. G. Henly. D. Rosenfield. R. G. Chandler. A. G. White. Col. E. H. Kenny. Secretary: Miss E. Royle. 147
Park Automobile Co., Ltd., The. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 69, Dumbreck Road, Glasgow, S.t.. Telephone: Ibrox 2206/7/8. Directors: E. M. Grant (General Manager). J. Stroyan. J. H. Thomson. J. Marr. D. Proven.
Park Motors. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. St. Helen's Road, Ormskirk.. Telephone: 420. Proprietor: Leonard Kennedy.
Park Royal Vehicles Limited. Automobile and P.S.V. Body Builders. Abbey Road, London, N.W.ito. Telephone: Elgar 6522. Directors: William Rushton Black (Managing). Sir W. Wavell Wakefield, M.P. (Chairman). H. C. B. Berens. H. E. Hill, F.C.A. Sir Joseph Napier, Bt. C. H. Roe. Managers: W. J. Davis (Works). R. G. Gregg (General Sales). Chief Engineer: A. C. Needs. Secretary: A. C. Brooking, A.A.C.C.A.
Parker and Son. Automobile Engineers and Distributors. Saint Ives, Huntingdonshire. Telephone: 3322/3. And at Great Barford, Bedfordshire and Fenstanton, Hunts. Proprietor: R. G. Parker. Sales Executive: F. T. Noblett. Service Manager: J. M. Tyler. Secretary: J. Ogden, A.I.A.C.
Parkstone Motor Co., Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Stockists. Station Road, Parkstone, Dorset.. Telephone: x551. Directors: Leslie G. Adams. I. F. Ward. General Manager: F. Burn-Callander.
Parrs (Leicester) Limited. Heavy Vehicle Authorised Distributor, and Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Abbey Lane, Leicester. Telephone: 6151114. Directors: F. H. Gerard. N. T. Holmes. F. R. Gerard.
Parsons & Parsons (Garages) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Potter Street, Harlow, Essex.. Telephone: Potter Street, 121-2-3. General Manager: Roy Cox. 548
Parsons Engineering Co., Ltd., The. Marine Engineers. Town Quay, Southampton. Telephone: 2727. Directors: Admiral Lord Mountevans, K.C.B., C.B., D.S.O., LL.D. I. A. Marriott, T.D., Assoc.I.Mech.E., Assoc.I.Loco.E., M.I.I.A., M.I.Prod.E., M.I.W.M., F.R.S.A. (Managing). H. H. Wheeler, A.C.A. Works Manager: E. G. Beck, M.I.W.M. Secretary: D. B. Waugh, A.C.A.
E. Pascall (Guildford) Ltd. Car Stockists. Head Office: 11/12, Woodbridge Road, Guildford. Telephone: 2274/5. Directors: E. Pascall (Governing). E. I. Pascall (Managing). G. H. Page. W. S. B. Scurry. H. R. M. Samways. Secretary: H. Robinson. Publicity Manager: H. L. Rouse.
M. R. Pascall Ltd. Caravan Manufacturers and Coachbuilders. Pilot Works, Oakengates, Shropshire. Telephone: 39. Directors: M. R. Pascall. E. L. Pascall (Mrs.). Sales Manager: J. K. Hartley. Buyer: K. P. Heath. Secretary: E. Jones (Miss).
Pass & Co. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. West Street and Northbrook Street, Newbury, Berks. Telephone: 1103/4. Proprietor: A. J. Low, M.I.M.I. Managers: M. G. Tanner (General). B. F. Hamblin (Sales). R. Thurley, M.I.M.I. (Works).
Pass & Joyce Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 584/8, Great Portland Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Museum zoos. Directors: H. G. Henly. Col. E. H. Kenny. A. H. Pass. R. G. Chandler. General Manager: J. J. G. Craydon. Secretary: T. Plant.
Patrick Motors, Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 4791481, Bristol Road, Birmingham, 29. Telephone: Selly Oak 1104/6. Directors: J. A. M. Patrick (Chairman). W. Towler, A.C.A. R. S. Whitfield. Managers: J. Wilson W. H. Phipps} (Sales). R. F. Green (Service). 149
John Patterson Ltd. Automobile Distributors. Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast. Telephone: 55208/9. Directors: John W. Patterson(Managing). Gerald C. Lynn. Gladys M. Lynn. Secretary: Ellen Andrews.
J. Payen Limited. Gasket Manufacturers. 228, Berwick Avenue, Slough, Bucks. Telephone: 21284. Directors: C. C. Griffith. E. Payen. G. W. Proger. Sales Manager: E. E. Benwell.
A. C. Penman Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Queensberry Motor Works, Dumfries. Telephone: 5957/8. Branch at Cotton Street, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright. Telephone: 25. Directors: M. Penman (Chairman). J. B. Penman. J. S. Penman (General Manager). R. T. Penman (Branch Manager — Castle Douglas).
Penton Publishing Co., Ltd. Publishers of "The Service Station". 2, Caxton Street, London, S.W.r. Telephone: Whitehall 2743. Telegrams: Irotrapen Sowest London. Directors: Vincent P. Delport (Editor and Managing). Jack C. G. Crump (General Manager and Advertisement). E. L. Shaner. J. W. Zuber. F. G. Steinebach. G. 0. Hays. Managing Editor: John 0. Y. Barnes.
John Pepper (Hanley) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 65/65, Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs. Telephone: Stoke-on-Trent 2251 2. 77A.: "Progress" Directors: B. Pepper (Chairman). H. W. Davies (Managing). S. W. Gunn. J. M. Gunn. M. Sheldon (Secretary). Managers: S. W. Sheldon (General). J. Blagg (Commercial Sales).
Perfecta Motor Equipments Limited. Accessory and Component Manufacturers. Excelsior Works, Oxford Street, Birmingham, 5. Telephone: Midland 1673. Directors: C. W. Bostock (Chairman and Managing). G. W. Doolittle (Secretary). G. F. Challinor (Works). N. J. Stevenson (Sales). 150 F.
Perkins Limited. Diesel Engine Manufacturers. Sales, Service & Publicity: Queen Street, Peterborough. Telephone: 3241. T/A.: "Perkoil", Peterborough. Works: Oxney Road, Peterborough. Telephone: 486z. Directors: Frank Perkins (Chairman and Managing). Capt. A. J. M._ Richardson (Vice-Chairman). A. J. Dillingham. W. N. Collins (Sales and Service). J. C. Welch (Financial). A. Griffiths (Works Manager). T. H. R. Perkins. Sir Richard E. Yearsley. Managers: R. C. Allen (General Sales). T. R. St. J. Browne (Service). Company Secretary: K. E. Woollatt.
Perry Barr Metal Co., Limited. Light Alloy Founders and Engineers. Oscott Works, Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, 22a. Telephone: Great Barr 1794/6. Directors: Alan Graham (Managing). E. Player. C. E. Keey. E. P. Major, E.C.A. (Secretary).
Perth Garage Ltd., The. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. York Place and Caledonian Road, Perth. Telephone: 478/488. Directors: T. Stuart Malcolm (Chairman and General Manager•). Grahame S. Malcolm (Assistant General Manager). S. Archbold. Manager: Atholl S. Malcolm (Sales). Secretary: B. S. Malcolm.
Peters Motors (Bishopton) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Bishopton, Renfrewshire. Telephone: 74/75. Directors: James Peters, A.M.I.Mech.E., F.I.M.I. (General Manager). Fred W. Peters.
Petersham Garage Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Queens Gate Place, London, S.W.7. Telephone: Western 4106/7. Directors: A. W. East. Major A. E. Schweizer (General Manager). E. Varndell (Manager: Garage and Repairs Dept.).
C. A. Peto Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 42, North Audley Street, London, W.I. Telephone: Mayfair 3051. Directors: B. W. Bleaney (Chairman and Managing). C. A. F. Peto (General Manager). A. Wilcocks (Secretary). Sales Executive: R. G. Winter.
Peverell Garage Ltd., The. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Telephone: 3820. Weston Park Road, Plymouth. Directors: W. Dyer. J. H. Dyer. G. Dyer (General Manager and Secretary).
Philco (Great Britain) Limited. Makers of Car Radio sets, etc. x, Drapers Gardens, Throgmorton Avenue, London, E.C.2. Controlled by Radio & Television Trust Limited.
E. H. Pickford & Co., Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Crescent Works, 250-266, Eccleshall Road, Sheffield r 1. Telephone: 62444. Chairman: Edward Cecil Bourne Farmer. Directors: George Hawke Robinson. Humphrey Davy Hudson.
Pilkingtons. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Garside Street, Bolton. Telephone: 4583:3. Proprietor: Richard Pilkington. Managers: James Henry Green (General). Vernon Richard Pilkington (Service). Secretary: Robert Denis Fletcher.
Pilot Works Limited. Accessory and Component Manufacturers, Goods and Utility Body Builders. Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancs. Telephone: 5545. T A.: "Tipgear," Bolton. Directors: M. Edwards (Managing). James Banks (Works). Harold Edwards (Service). Sales Manager: Frank W. Bowdler.
Pinchin Johnson & Associates, Limited. Paint and enamel manufacturers. Witley Court, Witley, Surrey. London Office: 4, Carlton Gardens, S.W.I. Telephone: Trafalgar 5600. Directors: G. R. T. Taylor (Chairman). W. T. Branscombe (Managing). T. S. Dally (Assistant Managing). F. S. Evans. N. H. Docker. R. H. I. Clark. E. A. Dowler. A. W. J. Talbot. C. A. F. Hastilow. Horace W. Clark. Percy Evans. Secretary: H. A. Paul.
Pirelli Limited. Tyre Manufacturers. Head Office: 343/5, Euston Road, London. N.W.x. Telephone: Euston 3131/6. T/A: "Pirellicon Telex," London. Factory: Derby Road, Burton-on-Trent. Telephone: 2911/3. Directors: John Edward Percival (Chairman). Guido Alberto Baricalla (Managing Director). Ernest Henry Bliss (Vice-Chairman). William Heywood Haslam. Pierre de Wolff. Managers: F. Delnatte (Works). H. A. Parson (Sales). G. J. Atkins (Export Sales). J. J. Bartlett (Service). G. J. Atkins Advertising). Secretary: Roland Frank Alderton.
Pitts (Redditch) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 80/84, Evesham Street, Redditch, Worcs. Telephone: 91. Directors: C. C. Champeney (Managing). Mrs. D. W. Champeney.
Plexeal Limited. Gasket and Gasket Material Manufacturers. Hall Lane, South Chingford, London, E. 4. Telephone: Silverthorn 2666. Directors: Michael Alexander Hunter Christie (General Manager). I. V. Coote, O.B.E., D.L., J.P. E. H. Hillersond, D.S.O., T.D. W. E. Mason.
Pneumatic Components Ltd. Manufacturers of Garage Equipment and Motor Accessories. Eyre Street, Sheffield. Telephone: 26561. T/A: "Newcom" Sheffield. Directors: Thomas Brown (Managing). Albert Anderson (Secretary). Mrs. F. V. Turner. K. G. Tudor.
Polegate Motor Co. Ltd. Automobile and Precision Engineers. Eastbourne Road, Polegate. Telephone: 309. Directors: E. N. Petch (Managing). E. A. Perch. Works Managers: S. Barnard. E. Rogers.
Pollard & Critchley Ltd. Car and Light Vehicle Stockists. 6 Hardman Street, Liverpool, a. Telephone: Royal 4103/5. Directors: G. T. Pollard. R. J. Pollard. C. J. Pollard. Managers: G. Crotty (Works). F. Rooney (Stores). C. McCombe (Office).
Pollards Garage Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex. Telephone: 3458 Directors: Harry Coleman-Smith (Managing and Secretary). Herbert James Horsnell (Works). Mrs. J. M. E. Coleman-Smith."
Potter & Richards. Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. Sales and Service for British and Continental Cars. 35, Kinnerton Street, Wilton Place, London S.W.1. Partners: Leonard Potter. Robin Batson Richards. Executive Officer: Richard Carr.
H. Powell and Sons. Car and Light Commercial VehiCle Stockists and Agricultural Tractor Distributors. Brecon Road, Abergavenny, Mon. Telephone: 2. Partner and Manager: W. H. T. Powell.
Power Petroleum Company Limited.Storage and Distribution of Petroleum Products. Bedford Chambers, Covent Garden, London, W.C.2. Telephone: Temple Bar 0022. Directors: R. Pratt, A.C.A. (Chairman and Managing). A. Burkett, A.C.A. (Secretary). C. O. Moseley-Williams. Managers: R. Ellis (Assistant Sales). F. M. Walton F. W. Jones ( ransport). Assistant Secretary: R. G. Nicholson.
Power Plant Limited. Gear Specialists; Machine Tool Makers, etc. West Drayton;Middlesex. Telephone: 2626. Directors: Geoffrey Bostock (Chairman). Sir Herbert G. Williams, M.P. John Bell. F. S. Bowles. John Skidmore. Managers: H. Hubert Thorne (General) L. H. Eldridge (Works). Chief Engineer: R. M. Macarthur. Chief Draughtsman and Chief Estimator: E. H. Curtis.
Praills (Hereford) Limited. Motor Engineers. Union Walk, Commercial Road, Hereford. Telephone: 4221/3. Directors: L. J. Praill. A. C. Praill. E. N. B. Carmichael. Sales Manager: J. G. Shotbolt.
Prain Bros. Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Central Garage, Blairgowrie, Perthshire. Telephone: Blairgowrie 198. Directors: A. Prain. S. Frain. F. Prain.
Premier Engineering Co. (Scarborough) Ltd. Specialist Machining and Repairing to Trade. 78/80, St. Thomas Street, Scarborough. Telephone: 508. Directors: J. W. Hardcastle. R. P. Robinson (General Manager). G. A. Mansfield (Secretary).
Premier Garage (Worthing) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Findon Road, Worthing. Telephone: Swandean 956.1 Directors: D. C. Barnwell. A. M. Barnwell. D. M. Barnwell. Manager: R. H. Durant, A.M.I.M.I.
Premier Motor Policies Ltd. Motor Insurance. Head Office: Melbourne House, Aldwych, London. W.C.2. Telephone: Temple Bar 4546. TIA: "Ippremopol, Estrand," London. And zo Branches. Directors: Sir Brian Mountain, Bt. (Chairman). Frank H. Bale, M.I.Mech.E. (Managing). A. G. Frazer-Nash, M.I.Mech.E. E. G. Spater, F.C.I.I. Manager: R. E. Bileliffe. Agency Manager: R. C. Oliver. Secretary: D. C. Cotterell. BRANCHES Amersham, Bucks: Oakfield Corner, Amersham-on-the-Hill. Amersham 77 Birmingham z: County Chambers, 33, Martineau Street. Central 2494 5. Brighton izI, Queen's Road. Brighton 26614. Cambridge: Llandaff Chambers, Regent Street. Cambridge 3565. Canterbury: 2, Marlowe Avenue. Canterbury 2900. Croydon: Whitgift Chambers, 84/6, High Street. Croydon 65o5. Coventry: Queen's Road. Coventry 4454. Eastbourne: 26, Terminus Road. Eastbourne 6169. Edinburgh z: 7, Albyn Place. Edinburgh 23842. Leeds I: 18, Park Row. Leeds 23869 Leicester: Cathedral Chambers, 2, Peacock Lane. Leicester 22671. Liverpool I: 34, Castle Street. Central 8170. Manchester 2: Century House, 11, St. Peter's Square. Central 131819. Newcastle-on-Tyne I: Wellington House, 103/5, Pilgrim Street. Newcastle 25416. Nottingham: Notts Bank Chambers, Pelham Street. Nottingham 3664. Poole: 119, Parkstone Road. Parkstone 834. Rugby: 4, Regent Place. Rugby 2643. Southampton: Premier House, r, Brunswick Place. Southampton76441/2. Southend-on-Sea: 27, Clarence Street. Southend 3078. Truro: 77, Lemon Street. • Truro 3422.
Pressed Steel Co. Ltd. Manufacturers of steel bodies and pressings for motor vehicles. Cowley, Oxford. Telephone: Cowley 77701. T/A.: "Pressings" Cowley Oxford. Directors: Major Albert Pam, O.B.E. (Chairman). G. L. Kelley, B.Sc., Ph.D. (Deputy Chairman). A. L. Shuttleworth (Managing). M. A. H. Belihouse (Assistant Managing). C. E. Lloyd. H. F. Tiarks. A. A. Smith. Lord Ashburton. R. T. Pemberton. Secretary: F. E. Cairns, C.A.
A. Price and Co. Cars and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Bridge Garage, Shaftesbury Street, Newport, Mon. Telephone: 3478. Proprietor: A. Price, M.I.M.I. Managers: P. W. Price (Sales). W. B. Evans (Service).
H. T. Price (Hotels & Garages) Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Builth Wells, Breconshire_ Telephone: 2 218 . Directors: H. T. Price, Senr. (General Manager). H. T. Price, Junr. Mrs. H. Price. D. G. Price. Pamela Price. Managers: F. C. Tong (Sales). D. R. Offa (Works—Station Road Branch).
Price's Lubricants Limited. Manufacturers and distributors of lubricating and other oils, and greases. Belmont Works, Battersea, London, S.W.H. Telephone: 2000. T/A.: "Belmont Souphone," London. Directors: E. J. A. Guest (Managing). G. Massingham. C. E. Mold.
Pride & Clarke Ltd. Caravan, Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Stockwell Road, London S.W.9. Telephone: Brixton 6351. Directors: A. D. Clarke (Managing). J. O. Pride. Managers: A. T. Clarke (General). J. C. B. Pride (Sales). Secretary: F. J. Blocksidge.
Arthur Princes' Garages Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Swan Street, Loughborough. Telephone: 3244/5. Proprietor: Arthur Prince.
Leonard Procter Ltd. Welding Specialists. 81 & 83, Kyrwicks Lane, Birmingham 11. Telephone: Victoria 0457. Directors: Albert Beech. A. F. Beech. K. C. Beech (General Manager). L. Meddings (Works Manager).
Projectile & Engineering Company Ltd. Makers of Chassis Frames, Axles, Steel Pressings etc. Acre Street, Battersea, S.W.B. Telephone: Macaulay 1212. T/A.: Profectus, Claproad, London. Directors: John Waddell, J.P. (Chairman). John Bell, M.I.Mech.E. (Deputy Chairman). A. J. Chambers, M.B.E., M.I.P.E., M.I.E.I. (Managing). Sir Lynden L. Macassey, K.B.E., Q.C. Sir Alexander Dunbar. P. E. Holden, A.C.A.
Prynn & Stevens Ltd. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Reg. Office, Stores and Service Departments: 57, Acre Lane, London, S.W.2. Telephone: Brixton 1155. Showrooms: 14, Leigham Hall Parade, London, S.W.16. Telephone: Streatham 7362. Directors: J. E. Prynn. G. E. Stevens. Service Manager: B. J. Pindar.
P. W. Pumphrey. Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Premier Garage, Flint, North Wales. Telephone: 2218/9. Proprietor: P. W. Pumphrey.
R. C. Purser. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Green End Garage, St. Ives, Hunts. Telephone: 3184. Partners: R. C. Purser, M.I.M.I., A.M.Inst.B.E. G. H. Russell, D.F.C.
Adam Purves and Son, Limited. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. 3, Market St., Galashiels, Selkirks. Telephone: 2301 (3 lines). Directors: Adam Purves (Chairman). Adam W. Purves (Managing). John D. Purves. Thomas S. Purves. William P. Swanston. Miss J. \V. Purves. Executive Officer: Robert W. Simpson, F.S.C.
Pye Ltd. Motor Radio Manufacturers. Radio Works, Cambridge. Telephone: 3434. Directors: C. 0. Stanley, C.B.E. (Chairman). L. G. Hawkins. L. A. M. Hodson, M.A. C. A. W. Harmer, O.B.E. E. J. W. Stanley, B.Sc. J. 0. Stanley, M.A. B. J. Edwards, M.B.E. N. A. Twemlow, M.B.E.
H. Pyle and Son. Car and Light Commercial Vehicle Stockists. Heath Street, Buxton. Telephone: 335. Directors: H. Pyle, Senr. H. Pyle, Junr.