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ABBOTT, Charles Pryce. Managing Director of Iron Bridge Service Depot, Ltd., Southall, Middlesex. Born Dublin, 8th July, 1893. Educated at Merchant Taylors School, Dublin and received technical training at Pembroke Technical School. Was a Driver-Mechanic of Commercial Vehicles prior to 1914 when he enlisted in the Army Service Corps. Served in France and was awarded the 1914 Star. Was commissioned in R.I. Rifles in 1918 and served in Palestine. Transferred to the Indian Army in 1919. Served during Afghan Campaign in Indian M.T. on the N.W. frontier. During Arab rising was workshops officer Armoured Cars in Iraq, 1920. Resigned Commission in 1921. Was for seven years a Building Surveyor and Sanitary Inspector until, in 1928, he founded the Iron Bridge Depot. Outside interests include Beekeeping, Photography and Cinematography. Has written a book on Queen-Bee Breeding, and combines his hobbies by making talking films about Bees. Private address: 111, Dormers Wells Lane, Southall, Middlesex. Telephone: 1349.
ABELL, George Henry, O.B.E., F.R.AE.S. General Manager, Car Division, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Filton. Born 3oth October, 1886. Educated at Sherborne School and studied engineering at Leeds University. Was Engine Tester with Maudslay Motor Co., Coventry, in 191o. Was in charge of the Sheffield-Simplex Engine and Chassis Test, 1911. Joined R.N. Air Service 1915. London Manager, Sheffield- Simplex Ltd., 1919-24. Joint Managing Director Connaught Motor and Carriage Company 1926-28. Managing Director Invicta Car Sales Co. 1928-32. Joined Bristol Aeroplane Co., as London Manager in 1933. Was General Manager, Armament Division, 194146. Awarded Military O.B.E., 1st January, 1918. Is a Life Member of Fellowship of Motor Industry. A member of Car Committee, S.M.M. & T. Clubs : . Royal Aero, R.A.F. Recreations: Golf, Motoring. Private address: 6, Queen's Court, Bristol, 8. Telephone: 37146.
ABRAMS, Harold. Proprietor, Crown Point Service Station, Denton, Lancs. Born Manchester, 6th November, 1897. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. First connected with Motor Industry when he joined his father's own Garage business in April, 1937. Interested in Golf and Music. Private address: Ashton Road, Denton. Telephone: 2009.
ABRAMS, Kathleen. Partner in Crown Point Service Station, Denton, Lancs. Born Eire, 5th February; 1909. Educated at Convent. Has been connected with Motor business since 1937. Interested in Music. Private address: Ashton Road, Denton. Telephone: 2009.
ADAMS, Albert Horace Bernard, F.1. M.1. Managing Director (Joint) of Dickinson and Adams, Luton, Ltd. Born 6th October, 1885 at Enstone, Oxon. Educated at Ark House School, and Technical School, Banbury. Apprenticed in general Engineering to Samuelson & Sons, Ltd and Vauxhall Ironworks Ltd. of Luton (afterwards Vauxhall Motors Ltd). In 1906 worked in the Repairs Dept. of Napier and Sons, Ltd., Acton Vale, and in 1907 with the Luton and St. Albans Motor Co. at Luton. In 1911 started on own account as partner in Adams Morris & Co. Luton. Joined C. &. S. C. Dickinson, forming Dickinson & Adams, Ltd. in 1918. Is presently Director of Dickinson & Adams (Letchworth) Ltd. ; Dickinson & Adams (Welwyn) Ltd. ; Leighton Buzzard Motors, Ltd. ; as well as the Luton firm. Served as Chairman or Council delegate MAA 1929-47. Council I.M.I. 1939-51. Is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach makers and Coach Harness Makers and a Freeman of the City of London. Organised Army Mechanics Training School for War Office M.T.S. passing more than 1,000 men through school, 1940-7. Hobbies : Shooting and Fishing. Private address: 12, Ludlow Avenue, Luton. Telephone: 1240.
ADAMS, Henry Standfield. Publicity Manager, Guy Motors, Ltd., Fallings Park, Wolverhampton. Born Exmouth, 23rd December, 1898. Educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School and Birmingham University. Served in 1914 war in North Irish Horse; Royal Flying Corps, and 6th Dragoon Guards, with the last-named in France. After the war became apprentice with Gibbons Bros., Ltd., Gas Engineers of Dudley. Held other engineering appointments with Bilston Gas Works until 1940 when he joined Guy Motors Ltd. as Personal Assistant to the Secretary. Appointed Publicity Manager in 1945. Is Chairman, Executive Committee of National Savings, Wolverhampton—also interested in Gardening. Private address: Brooklyn, Wolverhampton Road, Sedgley, Staffs. Telephone: 2146.
ADAMS, James, A.M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director of Reid and Adams, Ltd Stranraer. Born Paisley, 18th January, 1887, and educated there at the Technical College. In 1903 was apprenticed to Mocar Syndicate (later the Arrol-Johnston Car Co. Ltd.) Paisley. Assisted in the making of the first Tourist Trophy winner J. S. Napier's Arrol-Johnston in 1905. And was also instrumental in developing the first spare-wheels. Joined Vauxhall Motors in Luton, 1910 (in the days of their famous racing car K.N.) Was elected Associate Member of Institution of Automobile Engineers, 1912. In 1913 founded the firm of Reid and Adams, Ltd of which he is still Managing Director. Married 1920; one daughter. Private address: Roslin, Stranraer. Telephone: 451.
ADAMS, William Dilworth, F.I.M.I. Governing Director of Hanger Motor Co. (Birmingham) Ltd. Born Redditch, 8th September, 1893. Educated at Redditch Grammar School. Became apprentice in Service Dept., George Heath Ltd., Birmingham, then served for four year in R.A.S.C. (M.T.) during World War I Worked with Easton Lloyd Ltd. in Birmingham for a year before joining present firm as Sales Representative in 1920. In 1924 was appointed Manager; in 1933 acquired financial control of business. Is also interested in Farming (Pedigree Red Poll Cattle), Horses, Hunting and Shooting. Is a Director of S. Ward Ltd., Bacon Curers, Birmingham. Married; 3 sons, 2 daughters, x granddaughter.
ADAMS, William Shirley. Managing Director, Globe and Simpson, (Sheffield) Ltd. Born Stoke-on-Trent, 5th April, 1906. Educated at Orme Boys School, Newcastle-underLyme and John Bright School, Llandudno. Became apprenticed to Engineering firm in 1922, afterwards joining the staff of Globe and Simpson, Ltd. Served during the war, with the Royal Artillery and transferred to R.E.M.E in 1943. Demobilized with rank of Major and awarded Territorial Decoration in Sept. 1945. Rejoined Globe and Simpson's in the following month. Became Managing Director in 1948. Married, 1937; two daughters. Recreation: Golf. Private address: 6, Beaufort Road, Sheffield I Telephone: 62257.
ADKINS, Roland Beeton. Managing Director, Tooby Adkins & Co., Ltd., Coventry. Born 2nd September, 1912, Coventry. Educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry; Dean Close School, Cheltenham. Entered father's business in 1930. Served during war as Patrol Officer Coventry City A.F.S. Fire Brigade. Married 1943 to Nancy (née Denholm-Young) of Kingskerswell, Devon. Is interested in Coventry Sea Cadet Corps. Appointed to present position on death of father in 1951. Private address: "Lynton," 32, Baginton Road, Styvechale, Coventry, Warwickshire. Telephone: 67261.
AFFLECK, Theodore King. Technical Manager, Acton Bolt Ltd., London, N.W. to. Born 19th December, 190o at Swindon. Educated at Swindon and North Wilts. Secondary School and Technical Institution. Served apprenticeship 1917-24 with Messrs. Martinsydes, designers of aircraft and motorcycles. Subsequently worked with Fairey Aviation, Hayes; and G. D. Peters, Slough. First connected with automobile engineering when joining Peter Hooker Ltd., as Chief Jig and Tool Draughtsman in 1926. While there supervised machining of special cylinder blocks for the late Parry Thomas's racing cars. Has been closely connected with B.S.I. for 12 years in standardization of screw threads and fasteners. Was member of British delegation visiting Ottawa in 1945 on Unification of Screw Threads and more recently on Unification of hexagon bolts and nuts. Recreations: Small bore rifle shooting, lawn tennis and swimming. Private address: 33, Cecil Road, Acton, W.3. Telephone: Acorn 0281.
AIREDALE, Rt. Hon. LORD, D.S.O., M.C., J.P. Director, Ford Motor Co. Ltd., Dagenham. Born Leeds, 19th July, 1882. Educated al Westminster School; Trinity College, Cambridge. Served in 1914 war; awarded D.S.O. and mentioned in Despatches. Was a Director, Bank of England, 1923-47. Is also a Director of London Assurance Corporation. Married 1st, 1913, Sheila Grace née Vandelcur (d.1935) and 2nd, 1937, Dorothy Christobel Rowland, daughter of the late Canon Raymond Pelly. His heir, born 1915, is Major Hon. Oliver Kitson. Recreations: Shooting, Fishing, Golf. Clubs: Brook's, Reform. Address: Ufford Hall, Stamford.
AITKEN, Alexander Stitfull. Works Director, Longwell Green Coachworks Ltd., Near Bristol. Born 28th August, 1903. Educated at Newfoundland School, Bristol. Became apprenticed to Bristol Wagon and Carriage Co. Ltd. at age of 15. On completion of indentures worked with various firms leaving John Taylor's of Barnsley in 1928 and joining The Warwick Motor Body Co. of Old Trafford, Manchester. Took part there in the development of the Walman Head. Joined present firm, at that time trading in the name of W. J. Bence Ltd., in 1932. Became a Director when the Company's name was changed to Bence Motor Bodies, Ltd. in 194o. Firm adopted present title in 1944. Hobbies : Golf, and Gardening. Private address: 104, Park Grove, Henleaze, Bristol. Telephone: 55590.
AITKEN, Thomas William Stewart. Production Planning Manager, India Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd., Inchinnan. Born Beith, Ayrshire, 31st March, 1905. Educated at Spier's—Beith and Royal Technical College, Glasgow. Became a tyre builder, 1938. Married, 1934; two sons. Recreation: Golf (Past Captain, Erskine G.C.). Private address: Craigmonie, Bishopton, Renfrewshire. Telephone: 148.
AKED, William, M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director of W. T. Aked and Co. Ltd., St. George's Road, St. Annes on Sea, Lancs. Born at Sutton-in-Ashfield, Notts, 16th January, 1885. Educated at Maltby's School, Mansfield and subsequently trained at Yorkshire College, Leeds—now Leeds University. Became apprenticed to Morley Electric Engineering Co. Ltd., Leeds in 1902 and during the next five years worked in all Departments studying Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. In 1907 started business on own account doing installation work at Farsley, Leeds at large works and factories. In 1911 founded his present business becoming Distributors for many well-known makes of cars. Main hobby is radio and television experimental work. Has held transmitting licence (G.5.DC.) since early days. Has also held Baird TN Constructors Licence since 1928. Married in 1907. Has one son, John Scholes Aked, A.I.Mech.E., A.M.I.M.I., who is now Works Manager and Director of above firm.
AKERS, Sir Wallace Alan, C.B.E., F.R.I.C., F.C.S., HON.D.SC. Director, Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd. Born 9th September, 1888. Educated at Lake House School, Bexhill-on-Sea; Aldenham School; Christ Church, Oxford. With Brunner Mond & Co., 1911-24; Borneo Co. Ltd., 1924-27; Imperial Chemical Industries, Ltd. since 1927. Director of Atomic Energy Research, under Dept. of Industrial and Scientific Research, 1941-46. Fellow of Society of Chemical Industry; Member of Faraday Society and Bio-chemical Society. Hon. D.Sc.(Durham) 1949. Recreations: Sailing, Yachting. Private address: do, Knightsbridge, London, S.W.I. Telephone: Sloane 2121.
AKESTER, George Cyril. Proprietor of firm in own name at 905, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. Born Ipswich, 5th January, 1904. Educated at Northgate Grammar School, Ipswich. Subsequently attended Ipswich School of Technology. Was apprenticed to Lock and Stagg, Ltd. in 1921, and five years later became a salesman with A. Fitch and Son, Clacton-on-Sea and left them in 1929 to gain further experience with Pollards Ltd., at Chelmsford. In 1930 bought partnership in present business (then called Haste and Akester). In 1935 bought out partner. Joined as a gunner, local battery Royal Artillery in 1939. Commissioned in 1940 as Ordance Mechanical Engineer in R.A.O.C., and in the following year promoted Captain i/c Mechanical Transport of 18th Divisional Troops. Taken prisoner of war in 1942 in Singapore and spent 3years as Japanese P.O.W. on Burma Siam Railway. Returned to England and Hospital for six months. Rejoined his firm, spending spare time helping distressed P.O.W's. in East Suffolk. Is Chairman of East Suffolk Section, Far East Prisoner of War Fellowship; and Chairman of Suffolk Region Institute of the Motor Industry. Hobby : Gardening. Private address: 905, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. Telephone: 78391.
ALDEN, John Harold, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.S.A.E. Experimental Engineer (Commercial Vehicles) Vauxhall Motors Ltd. Born Oxford, 28th February, 1916. Educated Jeune preparatory, Oxford 1920-25; Oxford High School 1925-33 and trained in engineering at School of Technology, Oxford until becoming an apprentice with the M.G. Car Company at Abingdon-on-Thames. Recreations : Gardening, Reading and Music. Since 1940 has been experimental engineer for test and development of Bedford range of commercial vehicles. Is married with two small sons. Private address: Christmas Cottage, Aley Green, Near Luton, Beds.
ALDERMAN, James Stanley. Governing Director, A & B Motors, (Newtonle-Willows) Ltd. Born 14th March, 1899 at Leigh, Lancs. Educated at Butts School. Apprenticed to Engineering and served in the Garage of the Leigh Co-operative Society Ltd. In 1923 was appointed Manager of the Newton Motor Co., leaving in 193o to found A & B Motors which changed to its present name in 1938. In 1935 opened a Branch Filling Station at Havdock on the East Lancashire Road. Recreations include Fishing and Golf. Private address: Granton, Bridge Park, Newton-le-Willows, Lancs. Telephone: 3340.
ALDWORTH, Paul. Head of Department of Engineering (Ministry of Education), Technical Institute, Khartoum, Sudan. Born Rothbury, Northumberland, 6th February, 1919. Educated at Oxford High School and trained in Engineering at School of Technology, Oxford, and as trainee with Morris Motors at Cowley. Became experimental Assistant at Admiralty Signal and Radar Establishment in 1939 and senior draughtsman, Morris Motors, Ltd., 1945-48. In November, 1949 joined Headquarter's staff of Ministry of Education, Sudan Government. Outside interests include : Model Engineering, Radio and Motoring. Married 1942, to Audrey Catherine (née Mason); one son, one daughter. Private address: Khartoum Technical Institute, P.O. Box No. 407, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
ALESBURY, Stephen Daniel. Managing Director, Auto Transmissions, Ltd., Coventry. Born Edenderry, Ireland, 2nd February, 1916. Educated at King Henry VIII Grammar School, Coventry. Apprenticed, in 1931, to H. Newsom Sons & Co. Ltd., Coventry, specialising in the Manufacture of Steam and Laminated bentwood for Motor Body Construction. In 1937 joined A. C. Wickham Ltd., Machine Tool Manufacturers as Assistant Buyer. Served in Army in R.A.S.C. Mentioned in Despatches in 1944; awarded Belgian "Decoration Civique" and presented with Belgian "Medallic de Troisieme Classe" by Belgian Ambassador in 1948. Served on War Office Staff as Inspector of Supply and Petrol Depots, 1946. Demobilised with rank of Captain and rejoined A. C. Wickham, Ltd., as Chief Buyer in 1946. In 1947 became General Manager of Auto Transmissions and in the following year was appointed to the Board. Became Managing Director in 1949. Elected to Council of Coventry Chamber of Commerce in 1951. Is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Married, 1940; three children. Is interested in Amateur Dramatics, Tennis, Cricket and Swimming. Private address: 56, Cannon Park Road, Coventry. Telephone: 67550.
ALEXANDER, Alfred Hope. Joint Managing Director, Alexanders of Edinburgh Ltd and associated Companies. Born Edinburgh, 28th February, 1891. Educated at George Watson's College, and Royal High School, Edinburgh. In 1906 was apprenticed in Motor Engineering. Alexanders of Edinburgh was an offshoot of a Cycle and Motor Cycle business, the former was started by J. R. Alexander, Senior(now deceased) his sons Henry and Alfred (the present biographee). In 1906 they started selling Model N. Fords and claim to be the oldest Ford Main dealers in Britain. Hobbies are Yachting, Fishing, Golfing. Married: one son, two daughters. Other sonSergeant Jack Alexander, killed in service, N. Africa, 1942, Private address: Belford House, 4, Belford Park, Edinburgh, 4. Telephone: Edinburgh 24363.
ALEXANDER, Henry. Joint Managing Director, Alexanders of Edinburgh, Ltd. and associated Companies. Born Edinburgh, 16th May, 1886. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Studied engineering as apprentice to Argyll Motors, Alexandria and Arrol Johnston's, Paisley. Climbed Ben Nevis (4,406 ft.) in Model T. Ford in 1911 and in Model A. Ford in 1928. (See also biographies of brothers). Married : one daughter. Hobbies : Fishing, Shooting, Golfing and Pig Farming. Private address: Priorwood, Polton, Midlothian. Telephone: Lasswade Midlothian 2230
ALEXANDER, James Robert. Joint Managing Director of J. R. Alexander & Co. Ltd and of Alexanders of Edinburgh, Ltd. Born Edinburgh 1875. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Engaged first in father's boot and shoe business but gradually transferred his interest to the cycle business founded in 1891. Started motor cycle department in 1903 by purchasing a Werner Motor Cycle for his own use. Competed in T.T. Races in 1910-4. Previously from 1892 to 1904 had engaged in cycle racing, retiring as winner of two Scottish Championships in 1904. Widower since 1950; two married daughters and four grandchildren. Recreation : Golf. Private address: Waverley House, Queens Crescent, Edinburgh. Telephone: 41282.
ALEXANDER, James Ronald. General Manager and Director, Alexanders of Edinburgh, Ltd and associated Companies. Born Edinburgh 14th April, 1920. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh and at Worksop College. On leaving the latter joined present firm as apprentice motor engineer. In August, 1939 enlisted as Private in 9th Royal Scots, having had previous T.A. experience. Later transferred with rank of Captain as M.T. Officer to 9th Cameronians (15th Scottish Division). Served until 1946 in Faroes and from Normandy to Kiel. Single. Private address: Belford House, 4, Belford Park, Edinburgh. Telephone: 24363.
ALEXANDER, Brig-Genl. Sir William, K.B.E., C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., T.D. Chairman, Cleveland Petroleum Co. Ltd., London, .C. 1. Born Glasgow, 4th May, 1874. Educated at Kelvinside Academy; Glasgow University; Gottingen. Joined Territorial Forces, Lieut., 1899: Capt. 1906; Major, 1915; Brig. Genl., 1917; served in 1914-18 war (awarded D.S.O., mentioned in despatches, Bt. Lieut-Col., Tempy. Brig-Genl., Legion of Honour, Officer of St. Lazarus). Became Director of Administration, National Explosives Factories, Ministry of Munitions, 1916-17; Controller of Aircraft Supply and Production, 1917-19: Director-General of Purchases, 1919-20; M.P. (Unionist), Central Glasgow, 1923-45. Clubs : Carlton, Caledonian, Conservative (Glasgow). Private address: Soames House, Kingston-onThames. Telephone: 0888.
ALLAN, John Rathbone. Director, Manager and Secretary, Shore Garages Ltd. Isle of Man. Born London, 11th August, 1906. Educated, Roan Schools, Greenwich. Studied engineering at Polytechnic, Regent Street, London. Became apprenticed to Elliot Brothers, Ltd. in 1923 and later with Athol Garage Ltd, Douglas, Isle of Man. In 1930 became Engine Fitter at Henly's, London, N.W. 1. Joined the traffic Branch of Metropolitan Police, New Scotland Yard in 1932. Became lecturer and instructor at Metropolitan Driving School in 1936. Served during war with commission in R.A.O.C. as O.M.E., serving mainly abroad. Completed service as Acting Colonel O.C. Heavy Workshop, and was demobilised with rank of Major. Recreations : Shooting, Swimming and Fishing. Private address: "Sea Crest," Port St. Mary, Isle of Man. Telephone: Port St Mary 3129.
ALLAN, Malcolm Lowden. Chairman and Managing Director, Malcolm and Allan Ltd., Glasgow, C.5. Born Edinburgh 25th November, 1909. Educated at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh. Studied engineering at Glasgow Royal Technical College; and Glasgow High School. In 1927 joined present firm under Mr. James Allan, as a Junior. Served part of apprenticeship as electrical engineer with present firm and part with Lowdon Bros, Dundee. Returned to Malcolm and Allan as Car Sales Manager in October, 193o and became a Director in November, 1930. Visited Iraq, June 1933 to carry out full tests on Diesel Lighting Plants supplied and erected by Company for the Municipality of Mosul. Became Director in charge of Automobile Department until 1940, when transferred to Electrical Department to direct installation work in various Ministry of Supply Factories. Returned to Automobile Department in 1943. Appointed Joint Managing Director of the Company, December, 1943, and Chairman and Managing Director, January, 1949. Married, 1938. Recreations : Golf, Badminton and Gardening. Private address: Middlepenny House, Langbank, Renfrewshire. Telephone: Langbank 260.
ALLARD, Sydney Herbert, A.M.I.MECH.E., M.I.M.I. Chairman and Director of Allard Motor Company Ltd., S.W.4. Born London, June 1910. Educated at St. Saviours College, Ardingly. On leaving school became a Director of Adlard Motors Ltd., Putney (1930). In 1938 the Brixton Branch was added. During the war staffed, equipped and ran an Army Auxiliary Workshop under Ministry of Supply, at Fulham. In 1945 formed the Allard Motor Company with himself as Managing Director—a position he also holds with Encon Motors Ltd., Hilton Bros. (Coachworks) Ltd., and also Adlards Motors Ltd. Is a keen hillclimb and sprint event competitor holding many records. He won the R.A.C. Hill Climb Championship in 1949, and finished third in the general classification at the 24 Heures du Mans, in 1950. Recent successes include winning the 1952 Monte Carlo Rally. Uses cars designed by himself and built by Allard Motor Co. His wife under his tutelage has become one of the best-known lady drivers in sprint events. They have three children. Private address: Karibu, Black Hills, Esher, Surrey. Telephone: 3140.
ALLDAY, Gilbert James, M.B.E., M.R.I., F.I.I.A., F.I.M.I., M.INST.B.E., F.I.D. Chairman and Managing Director of Weybridge Automobiles Ltd.; Reading Automobiles (Weybridge) Ltd.; Boats and Engines, Ltd.; Director of Lex Garages, Ltd. and Witt Bros. Ltd. Born Birmingham 27th April, 1891. Educated King Edward School, Birmingham. 1907-11, workshop, technical and commercial training. 1911-12 Director, P.D.A. Cycle Cars; 1912-14 Manager of garage and repair business. With B.E.F. in France, 1915-18 serving in M.T. and R.F.C. Joined Wolseley Motors in 1918 in charge of repair works. 1921, Managing Director Weybridge Automobiles Ltd. During 1939 war Founded and was Chairman Austin Vehicle Repairs Committees. Organised and operated vehicle and engine repair shops. Organised machine shops on production aircraft etc. Undertook the development for M.A.P. of airborne Radar Equipment. Awarded M.B.E. for services. Was Vice-Chairman of Engineering Industries Association, during war. 1950 ,52 President of the Fellowship of the Motor Industry. President and Founder Member of the Veteran Car Club of G.B. Councillor of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Councillor of the British Motor Trade Association. Inventor and Patentee of Allday Bi-fuel system. Chairman of Motor Industry Jubilee Cavalcades, 1946. Married 1920, Marjorie (née Eglington); two daughters. Hobbies etc. Yachting, Fishing, Veteran Cars, Photography. Clubs : Reform, R.A.C., Royal Motor Yacht, Royal Fowey Yacht, Little Ship Club. Private addresses: Lane End, St. George's Hill, Weybridge, Surrey also The Crab Pot, Fowey, Cornwall. Telephones: Weybridge 3412 and Fowey 144.
ALLEN, Albert James, F.I.M.1. Managing Director, A. J. Allen and Son Ltd., Catford, S.E.6. Born Greenwich 1877. Intended for the Navy. Became apprenticed to Tilbury Contracting and Dredging Co. in 1893. Made bicycles in spare time. In 1898 owned front-wheel drive \Verner Motor Cycle and later bought a Leon Boille. Joined Merryweathers of Greenwich 1900, introduced piece-work in fire-engine manufacturing. Later demonstrated fire-engines at the Great Paris Exhibition of 1900. Supervised the construction of 1 to ft. Fire Boat for Mexican Government, sailing this out to Vera Cruz in 1902. After a short spell with a bottlemaking machinery firm, joined General Motor Co., Croydon. Started on own account in 1903 building vans and hiring them to the G.P.O. Added a Car Hire Section and started a regular service for touring the Continent with Mercedes Cars. This was closed down on outbreak of World War 1, though B. B. Hotchkiss of machine-gun fame hired a car to convey him to the war zone, selling guns to France and Belgium en route. Premises were much damaged during 1939 war but are now re-constructed and cover two acres. Business became a Limited Liability Company in 1949. Interests: Community Welfare. Is member of Rotary and the 19th Century Circle. Married: one son, one daughter. Private address: "Shalimar," Oaklands Road, Bromley, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 2795.
ALLEN, Hugh William, N1.I.M.I. Managing Director, C. H. Allen and Son Ltd., Derby. Born Luton, 14th November, 1912. Educated at Derby County School and studied engineering at Loughborough College and Nottingham University. Became a motor mechanic in 1928 serving apprenticeship with his father. Served during war in R.A.F.V.R. (Mechanical Transport). Commissioned 1941 and commanded No.313 Supply and Transport Column B.A.F.O. with rank of Squadron Leader. Commended for Brave Conduct 1942. Served in Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Chairman, Royal Air Force Association (Derby Branch) 1943. Rejoined R.A.F. in 1949. Is managing Director, Allen and Hadfield Ltd., Burton-on-Trent. Married to Elizabeth (née Webster); two sons. Recreations: Football and Golf. Private address: Park Nook, Maxwell Avenue, Derby. Telephone: 3116.
ALLEN, James Edward, A.M.I.M.I. Director and Secretary, A. J. Allen & Son, Ltd., Catford. Born London, 1915. Educated City of London School. Apprenticed in General Engineering to Elliott Bros., of Lewisham. Joined his present firm 1936, becoming Director 1949. Married Edna (née Foulger); two sons. Interests include: Community Welfare. Is member of Rotary Club. Recreation: Golf. Private address: 24, Ashgrovc Road, Bromley, Kent. Telephone: Ravensbourne 5255.
ALLPASS, Frederick Brodhurst. Managing Director, Ellis and Co. (of Hornsey) Ltd. Born Southgate, 3rd February, 1917. Educated at Bradfield College, Berks. Started as a trainee with Ellis & Co. in 1932, becoming a Branch Manager in 1937. Served six years with Gloucester Regt. and as Commandant of Southern Command vehicle maintenance school. Rejoined firm in 1946 as General Manager. Became Managing Director on the death of his father D. H. Allpass in 1949, when his widow turned it into a Limited Company. Has been a keen golfer since 1932 when he was runner-up in the Boys' Open Amateur Handicap at Moortown. Played to a plus one handicap in 1938; still plays for Middlesex County. Private address: Wentworth, Beech Hill, Hadley Wood, Herts. Telephone: Barnet 2020.
ALLPORT, William Charles. Midlands Area Manager, Mutual Finance Ltd., Birmingham, 2. Born Manchester, 30th August, 1890. Educated at St. Margaret's, Whalley Range. Worked in Accountant's office prior to 1914 when he enlisted in 7th Manchester Regt. Became C.Q.M.S. and later Lieutenant. After war joined R. G. Dun & Co. and managed their Birmingham Branch, 1922-9, then joined Mutual Finance Ltd., Birmingham Branch as their Midland Area Manager. Is interested in Golf, Gardening and Lacrosse. In 192o organised the Birmingham Lacrosse Club and has been Hon. Sec. Midland Lacrosse Association several years. In 1922 married Edith (nee Wright). Private address : 2 Park Lane, Harvington, near Kidderminster. Telephone : Chadderley Corbett 329.
AMERY, Rt. Hon. Leopold Stennett, P.C., C.H. Director, Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co. Ltd.; Wolverhampton. Born 22nd November, 1873 in India. Eldest son of the late Charles Amery of the Indian Forest Department. Educated at Harrow; Balliol College, Oxford (Exhibitioneer) gaining many academical distinctions. Commenced political career as private secretary to Rt. Hon. L. H. Courtney, M.P. (1896-7). On "Times" editorial staff, 1899-1909. Served in World War 1, in Flanders, in the Near East, 1914-16 and on personal staff of Secretary of State for War, 1917-18. Was first Lord of Admiralty, 1922-24 and held many other important positions including that of Sec. of State for Dominion Affairs, 1925-1929. Has travelled extensively abroad. Is author of numerous books on International Affairs. Clubs : Alpine Athenaeum, Carlton. Private address: 112, Eaton Square, S.W.I. Telephone: Sloane 1543.
AMY, Henry Tucker, m.i.m.i. Partner, Southern Engineering Garage, High Street, Newhaven. Born Newhaven, 23rd January, 1892. Educated at Newhaven Elementary School and Uckfield Grammar School. Studied general engineering at Brighton Technical College and became apprenticed to Marine Engineering from age of 16 to 21. Worked in Loco. Dept., Brighton Station as an Improver, returned to Marine Shops in 1915 as a Marine Fitter. In 1920 he joined the Southern Engineering Garage which had been started by his brother in 1919. Co-opted on U.D.C. in 1942, has been a member ever since. In 1949/50 was Vice-Chairman of Council and 1950/51 Chairman. Member of local football club as player and/or official for 44 years. Interested in Public Work, Football and Cricket. Private address: 40, High Street, Newhaven. Telephone: 376.
AMY, Philip John, A.M.INST.B.E. Partner, Southern Engineering Garage, Newhaven. Born Newhaven, 3rd August, 1890. Educated at Newhaven Boys' School. Studied engineering at Brighton Municipal Technical College. Apprenticeship served with Sussex Portland Cement Co., 1906-11. Trained in electrical engineering with E. W. Hudson & Co. Ltd., 1914-15. Became engineer in charge of Rotary Cement Kiln, Blue Seas Lime Co. in 1915. Spent two years with Winans & Robinson Ltd., Rugby, engaged on balancing Salmson Aero Engines (1915-17). Became A.I.D. examiner Aircraft Components (metal) with Austins and (timber) with Standard's (1917-19). In 1919 became joint proprietor of above business. Has been member of U.D.C. for 23 years. Interested in Gardening and Photography. Married, Emmie Elizabeth (nee Hipwell) 1916; three daughters. Private address: 40, High Street, Newhaven, Sussex. Telephone: 350.
ANDERSON, Edward William Paley. Director, Carnavon Arms Garage Ltd., Dulverton. Born Minehead, 1884. Educated at Blundell's School. Studied engineering at Leeds University. In 1908 became a motor mechanic with the Bridgwater Motor Company after training with Haythorn and Davey, Leeds. Is interested in Tennis, Cricket and Fishing. Private address: Penlee, Dulverton. Telephone: 45.
ANDERSON, James Pomeroy, C.B.E. Chief Purchasing Agent, Dunlop Rubber Company Limited, S.W.I. Born Largs, 8th December, 1904. Educated at Hillstone, Malvern, Canford and London University. In 1927 joined Dunlop Rubber Co. (India) Ltd. and proceeded to India immediately. Became Sales Director, 1939. In 1941 appointed Controller of Rubber for the Government of India and later became Deputy Director General of Supply, being awarded the C.B.E. for services. Returned to England early T946 and was appointed to present position. Private address: Lockwell House, Batchworth Heath, Rickmansworth, Herts. Telephone: Northwood 208.
ANDERSON, William. Proprietor, William Anderson & Company, Dundee. Born Edinburgh 17th November, 1898. Educated at Edinburgh and in Western Australia. Took engineering apprenticeship courses at Heriot Watt College, Edinburgh. Served with Royal Engineers during 1914-18 war. Spent several years in, Canada; employed on staff of Grand Truck Railway, also Canadian Electric Hydro Commission. Returned to Scotland and joined Accessories (Edinburgh) Ltd. In 1930 commenced business on own behalf as Wholesale Component and Engineering Specialist to Motor Trade. Served for six years during Second World War, demobilised Major, Royal Engineers. Expansion of business included opening of Branches in Inverness, Aberdeen and Kirkaldy. The first two of these have since been acquired by Edmunds Walker & Co., Hendon, London. Is member of Committee of Component Section of S.M.M.&T. also member of Committee Non-Retailer Section of S.M.T.A. Is a member of Panmure Golf Club, Barry. Private address: 12, Albany Terrace, Dundee, Angus. Telephone: Dundee 5532.
ANDERTON, John Charles Cartmell, Works Manager, Rootes Ltd., Manchester. Born Leytonstone, 2nd December, 1904. Educated at Reading School. Served apprenticeship with Humber Ltd., working through all sections of Service Department. After 16 years with Humber's, was, in 1938, appointed Service Liaison Officer at Rootes Ltd., Devonshire House, Piccadilly, London. In 1942 transferred to Rootes, Birmingham, as Service Manager, and in 1950 was appointed Works Manager, Rootes, Manchester. Married, 1946, Dorothy (née Holbrook). Recreations : Golf, Photography. Private address: High Stack, Chapel Lane, Hale Barns, Cheshire. Telephone: Ringway 2169.
ANDREW, Stewart Robert. Sales Manager, Tom Garner Ltd., Manchester. Born London, 23rd July, 1907. Educated privately and at Streatham Secondary School. Entered the Motor Industry in 1924 joining Park Ward Ltd, leaving in 1926 after working far two other motor businesses joined present company in 1933. In 1947 became Sales Manager. Joined the Navy in 1940 in the ranks, demobilised in 1946 as Lieut. R.N.V.R. Recreations: Riding, and the study of Horse Breeding. Private address: Oak Mount, Ford Lane, Didsbury, Manchester, 20. Telephone: Didsbury 3560.
ANDREWS, Alfred. Chairman and Managing Director, A. & S. Andrews, Ltd., Ealing, W.S. Born Clerkenwell, Izth February, 1873. Educated in London. First connection with Motor Industry was as Secretary in 1911. Became Director of Andrews Ltd. the following year. Was previously in Civil Service and with Sun Life Assurance Society. Is interested in Music and Golf. Private address: 9, Buxton Gardens, Acton, W.3. Telephone: Acorn 1668.
ANDREWS, Ellen. Company Secretary, John Patterson Ltd., Belfast. Born 2nd January, 1914 at Belfast. Educated at Model School S and Methodist College, Belfast. Studied commercial practice at Gregg Schools, Belfast and worked subsequently as Telephone Switchboard Operator, Junior Clerk, Shorthand Typist, Book-keeper with various firms including Harry Ferguson Ltd., and Victor Ltd. During war years had complete charge of office and all Admiralty accounts. Took up present position, 1946. Interested in Music, Cycling and Needlework. Private address: 21, Devon Parade, Sydenham, Belfast. Telephone: 55758.
ANDREWS, Wilfred. Chairman of Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London, S.W.I. Born 15th January, 1892, at Sittingbourne. Educated at Wreight's School, Faversham. Vice-President of Federation Internationale de l'Automobile; Member of the Councils of Royal Institute of International Affairs, and of English Speaking Union. Chairman of Directors of R.A.C. Buildings Co. Ltd., and various other associated Companies. Has held high office in Rotary including Board of Directors, 1932-33, Rotary International. Awarded Order of the Crown of Belgium, 1947; Swedish Royal Order of Vasa 1947; Danish Order of Danneborg, 1948, and Royal Order of St. Olav, Norway 1949. Interested in writing and Rotary. Recreations Golf, Yachting and Motoring. Clubs :R.A.C. Athenaeum, Royal Motor Yacht and Cedars (Sittingbourne). Address: Roonagh, Sittingbourne, Kent. Telephone: 126.
ANGELL, Arthur Philip. Director, Egertons (Ipswich) Ltd., Crown Street, Ipswich. Born ioth April, 1907, Ipswich. Educated: The School, Ipswich. Pupil to Motor Engineering and Sales for a two-year period. Partner in Marrows and Angell. Interests: Territorials and Royal Corps of Signals.
ANGIER, Allan Tomlin. Proprietor, The Surrey Service Delivery Co., Surbiton. Born Ealing, 1899. Educated at Lancing and Cambridge. Trained in practical engineering in various garages—shops and offices. Commenced present business in 1929. Interested in Tennis, Badminton and Motor Racing. Private address: St. Chads, St. Mary's Road, Ditton Hill, Surbiton. Telephone: Emberbrook 1745.
ANNALY, Rt. Hon. LORD, m.c. Director, Road Transport & General Insurance. Born 7th August, 1885. Entered Army in 1906. Served during 1914 war and awarded Legion of Honour, M.C. Retired from Army, 1921. Succeeded to title on death of his father in 1922. His heir, born 1927, is Hon. Luke Robert White. Club : Turf. Address: 1, Wythburn Court, London, W.I.
ANSELL, Douglas Graham, B.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Managing Director Nyasaland Transport Co. Ltd., Post Box 176, Blantyre, Nyasaland. Born 13th December, 1899. Educated at Dean Close School, Cheltenham and Bristol University. Apprenticed to Wolseley Motors, Ltd., Birmingham. Went to India in 1926 for Petters, Ltd. of Yeovil. In 1935 joined the Road Transport Dept. of the Hyderabad Government as Works Manager, later becoming District Officer and deputy superintendent. In 1949 became General Manager and later• Managing Director of his present firm. In 1933 married Roma Heiberg, daughter of the Rev. K. Heiberg, Copenhagen. They have two daughters, one son. Is interested in Municipal affairs; music; astronomy and estate development. Private address: as above.
ANSTEE, Cecil George. Regional Sales Superintendent, Alexander Duckham & Co. Ltd., W.14. Born London, 29th May, 1900. Educated at West Square Central School, London. In 1915 commenced career in Engineering Department of Automobile Association. Served at the end of the 1914-18 war. Joined Auto Auctions, Ltd., Westminster in 1920 leaving to commence business on own account. In 1936 sold out and joined present firm. Is interested in Football and Cricket. Private address: 20, Melling Avenue, South Reddish, Stockport.
ANSTEE, Edward Patrick. Regional Sales Superintendent, Alexander Duckham & Co. Ltd., W.14. Born London, 17th March, 1905. Educated at Archbishop Temple's School, London. Was first connected with motor industry in 1922, reporting on and testing Ex-W.D. motor cycles for large London firm of auctioneers. Became a car salesman in London before joining present firm in 1933. Appointed to Yorkshire as Assistant Salesman; promoted to District Representative after three years. Recalled to Head Office after outbreak of war. Volunteered for Army in 1942; after 411years service was demobbed with rank of Captain. Rejoined "Duckhams" and was re-appointed to Yorkshire. Married : 3 sons, 1 daughter. Hobby: Gardening. Private address: Riverside, Boat House Lane, Mirfield, Yorks.
ANSTEY, Frank Silvester, (Major). Chairman, Hanford Garage Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent. Born Birmingham 1898. Educated Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent Polytechnics and in 1912 became apprenticed to the Beresford Engineering Co. In 1916 joined Royal Flying Corps. Trained as Aeronautical Engineer. Passed Practical and Technical Examinations for Master Mechanic. Promoted and served in Russia, France etc. Mentioned in despatches and awarded Order of St. Ann. Called up in 1940—Officers' Emergency Reserve. Served at home and in Far East as O.M.E. in Royal Ordnance Corps and in R.E.M.E. Demobbed in 1945 with rank of Major. Is an active member of Institute of Motor Industry: Member of Institution of British Engineers : Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Past President and now Vice-President of Hanford Pageant (Children's Playing Fields). Is interested in Aeronautics. Holds various Directorships outside the Motor Trade. Private address: Chase View, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent. Telephone: Barlaston 33.
ANTHONY, Arthur Jacob. Proprietor of Garage in own name at St. .Helier, Jersey, Channel Isles. Born Penge, 27th September, 1895. Educated at Uphall School, Ilford. Became a parttime apprentice in the Motor Industry in 1907 and subsequently worked in Diamond and Clock trade. Served 1914-18 war in trenches (six countries) and became interpreter to Regt. (24th London Queen's). Went to Jersey in 1919. Is a keen angler. Hobbies : Music and the Banjo. Private address: I, Collette Villas, Green Street, St. Helier, Jersey, C.'. Telephone: Cen. 1088.
ANTHONY, Cyril Douglas. Sales Manager, Regent Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd., Manchester. Born Watford 26th December, 1911. Educated at Watford Central School (Bushey Grammar School). Studied at Borough Polytechnic and at Army Tyre Factory, Chilwell. Joined Lucas Spares and Batteries in Stores Office in 1928. In 1933 became sales Representative to Lucas Distributor. Joined Marsham Tyre Co., Ltd., 1938, as Representative, Herts. and Bucks. Joined Territorial Army in 1937; mobilised August 1939 serving with Royal Artillery until injured in 1944. Transferred to R.E.M.E. as Tyre Adviser to South Eastern Army H.Q. until demobilisation in 1945. Returned to Marsham Tyre Co. Ltd., Watford, as sales representative becoming Branch Manager in 1947. Promoted to Divisional Manager, South Eastern Division 1949. Transferred to associate company, as above, in 1951, as Sales Manager.
APPLEBY, William Victor, A.M.I.MECH.E. Chief Designer—Engines, Austin Motor Co. Ltd., Longbridgc, Birmingham. Born Liverpool, loth August, 1903. Educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School. Studied Engineering at Wolverhampton Technical School. Left school in 1918 and went into the machine shops of A.B.C. Coupler, Ltd. In 1919 joined Sunbeam Motor Co. at Wolverhampton and spent 2 years in the drawing office, followed by 3 years in the Experimental Dept. under Capt. Irving who was then in charge of the preparation of Grand Prix Cars and all development work. In 1925 joined Vauxhall Motors as junior draughtsman, moving to the Standard Motor Co., Coventry in 1927. There he was engaged on Component design for the Standard Nine. Joined Bean Cars in 1928 and was made chassis design section leader in 1930. In 1931 joined Messrs. Thornycrofts at Basingstoke, working on engine design for three years. Joined the Austin Motor Co. in 1934 and was responsible under Murray Jamieson for the engine layout of the 75o c.c. single-seater o.h.v. racing car. Went onto production car design in 1937 and in 1942 was made section leader of Engine Design Dept. Was elected to the local committee of the Inst. of Mech. Engineers (Automobile Division) in 1951. Married in 1932 to Margaret Esther (née Dadley) one daughter. Is interested in Music, Photography, Languages and Meteorology. Private address: 1766, Bristol Road South, Rednal, Birmingham.
APPLEYARD, Ernest Ian, B.SC.(ENG.)., A.M.I.MECH.E. Director, Appleyard of Leeds Ltd. Born Linton, Yorks., loth October, 1923. Son of J. E. Appleyard, B.Sc.(q.v.). Educated at Bootham School, York, 1937-40; Bradford Technical College, 1940-43; I st Class Honours London University, B.Sc. (Eng). Served apprenticeship with Appleyard of Leeds Ltd., from 1940 until joining R.E.M.E. in 1943. Demobilised with rank of Major in 1946 and rejoined Appleyard's as Director. Is also Director of Refrigeration (Appleyard) Ltd., and of Steel & Cowlishaw Ltd., Stoke-on-Trent. Member of British Alpine Ski Team, 1948. Winner of International Automobile Alpine Trial, 1948 and 1950. Winner of Dutch International Tulip Rally, 1951. Married Patricia Carroll, elder daughter of William Lyons (Chairman of Jaguar Cars Ltd.). Interested in Motor Racing, Ski-ing, Lawn Tennis, Bird Photography. Member of Leeds Rotary Club. Private address: College Barn, Linton, Nr. Wetherby, Yorks. Telephone: Collingham Bridge 28.
APPLEYARD, John Ernest, B.SC., M.I.MECH.E. Governing Director, Appleyard of Leeds, Ltd. Born Burnley, Leeds, 6th October, 1883. Educated at Leeds High School and at Leeds University. Founded Applewird of Leeds in 1919. Prior to this was H.M. Inspector of Factories 1909-16 and Captain R.A.F: 191619. Is Chairman of Refrigerators (Appleyard) Ltd.,and of Steele & Cowlishaw, Ltd., of Stok-on-Trent. Married, one son, two daughters. His other son, Major John Geoffrey Appleyard, D.S.O., M.C., and Bar, Commando, was killed on service in Sicily, 1943. Hobbies etc., Travel, especially Alpine; tennis; golf; ski-ing; bird-photography. Private address: "Sea Pines," Marine Drive, Torquay, Devon. Telephone: 4156.
ARCHER, Richard William Handcock. Governing Director, R. W. Archer & Co., Ltd., Dublin. Born Dublin,1877. Educated at Conway College : an Technical School, Dublin. Took City and Guilds Examinations. Tried farming before starting own small motor business in 1904. Met the late Henry Ford in U.S.A. in 1912 and gradually worked up business as Ford Dealers. Recreations: Shooting, Fishing and Speed-Boat Racing. Private address: The Villa, Torquay Road, Foxrock, Dublin.
ARNOLD, William, F.I.M.I. Born loth December, 1874, Manchester. Educated Ducie Avenue; Manchester Grammar Schools. Founder of William Arnold, Motor Engineers and Body Builders, Manchester. Married. Interest : Cricket. Private Address : Upper Brook Street, Manchester 13.
ARNOLD, William Victor. Joint Managing Director and Secretary, Fox and Nicholl Ltd., Tolworth. Born Camberwell, 12th March, 1892. Educated at Polytechnic. Joined the Wolseley Tool and Motor Co., Ltd., in 1906 as assistant in Purchase Dept. On transference of Dept. to Adderley Park, Birmingham in 1908, joined Repair shop as an Improver. Then spent three years as tester in Road Test Dept., until in 1915 the Repair works were taken over as a National Gauge Factory dealing with Production Progress and Liaison with the Ministry of Munitions. From 1919-1925 in charge of Reception. In 1925 joined Fox and Nicholl Ltd., as General Manager. Interests include ; Bee and Pig Keeping, Gardening, and Photography. Private address: 20, Elmcroft Drive, Hook, Surbiton. Telephone: Elmbridge 8182.
ARROWSMITH, Frank. Assistant Branch Manager, Caffyns, Ltd., Worthing Branch. Born Wigan, 24th January, 1917. Educated Wigan Grammar School and studied engineering at Wigan Technical School. Became clerk in Timber Importers office leaving to take position as junior salesman with H. H. Timberlake Ltd., of Wigan. Remained there until joining the Sales Staff of Caffyns Ltd. at Eastbourne. Transferred to Horsham Branch until the war, in which he served in R.A.F. ground staff, until demobilised in December, 1945. Rejoined present firm at Worthing. Married in 1946; one daughter. Private address: Flat 3, 26, Goring Road, West Worthing. Telephone: 2062.
ARROWSMITH, John C., M.MF.T., M.I.MECH.E. Born 5th May, 1899, Sheffield. Educated: Central Secondary School, Sheffield; University of Sheffield. 1924 Research Assistant British Cast Iron Research Association; 1925 / 27 Senior Assistant Lecturer in Metallurgy, University College, Swansea; 1927 Chief Metallurgist, Pressed Steel Co., Cowley, Oxford. Married.
ASH, Edwin Raymond, C.B.E., Deputy Director Mechanical Engineering, H.Q. Southern Command. Born Newlyn, 13th May, 1897. Educated Frodgan School, Newlyn and Loughborough College where he gained the College Diploma, with Honours. Became apprentice to Great Western Railway Works at Swindon and in 1924 was officer in charge of workshops, R.A.O.C., Colchester. Served in India and elsewhere including as D.D.M.E. H.Q. A.A. Command during the "Blitz." From 1943 until 1946 was C.E.M.E. 533 Base workshops M.E.F. Returned to India as D.D.M.E. G.H.Q. in 1946 and since 1948 has been D.D.M.E. H.Q. Southern Command. Interests include : Golf, Shooting, CinePhotography, Graphic Arts, Gardening. Private address: 2, Belle Avenue, Reading, Berks. Telephone: 62224.
ASH, John Ulric Manager, Ash Ltd., Guernsey. Born Guernsey, 1920. Educated at Les Vauxbelets College, Guernsey. Took special training at Austin Works, Birmingham. Served during war in Army Workshops as Staff Sergeant, in Middle East 5. years.
ASH, Ulric Underwood. Managing Director, Ash Ltd., Guernsey. Born Guernsey, 1890. Served part time in Marine Engineering at Thornycroft's, Southampton, then changed to Motor Trade, going to Detroit in 1910. Holds Royal Automobile Club Certificate No. 2623 driving test, London, December, 1909. Returned to Guernsey and commenced Garage business in 1911. Closed business to serve in M.T., A.S.C. 1914-18. Re-started Garage after war. Became Managing Director, Guernsey Motors Ltd., in 1946. This is a bus operating concern. Expects shortly to hand over Ash Ltd., to son John Ulric Ash who has been managing since the latter's return from last war. Has two married daughters—both their husbands are in the Motor business. Private address: The Villa, Grange Road, Guernsey, Channel Isles. Telephone: ioo.
ASHBURTON, Lord. Director, Pressed Steel Co., Ltd., Cowley. Born 7th April, 1898. Educated at Eton College and Royal Military College. Served in The Greys 1917-23. Group Captain, A.A.F., 1939-44. His heir is Hon. John Francis Harcourt Baring. Club : Turf. Private address: Itchen Stoke House, Airesford, Hants. Telephone: 79.
ASHBY, Albert Francis, M.I.MECH.E. Born 1898, London. Educated : King Edward VII School, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Apprenticed Bosch Magneto Co. Experience on Aircraft Engines with Renault; various positions including road test of Rolls Royce and in charge of tests for Rootes Ltd., also specialised in tuning racing and other cars. Married. Interests : Motor Racing and Motor Boating. Address: c/o Bank of Australasia, 2, Martin's Place, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.
ASHBY, Frederick Charles, M.I.MECH.E. Born 13th February, 1897, Croydon. Educated British Boys' School, Croydon; Municipal Secondary School, Ipswich; Stanley Technical Trade School, South Norwood; Croydon Central Polytechnic. Apprenticed J. Tyler & Sons. With Light Railways, R.O.D., R.E., during first world war. 1921 Designer and Chief Draughtsman, Royal Naval Lifeboat Institution. Married. Interests : Gardening, Radio and Social Work. Private address: 186, Stafford Road, Caterham Valley, Surrey.
ASHBY, Howard-John. Sales Manager, South, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., N.W.r. Born Birmingham, 12th May, 1887. Educated at King Edward School, Birmingham. In• 1918 became a salesman with Dunlop's after engaging in estate agency work. Appointed to present position in 1939. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private address: The White Cottage, Lower Road, Fetcham, Surrey. Telephone: Leatherhead 3978.
ASHE, Ernest Francis. Works Manager, The Thornton Engineering Co., Ltd., 150, Manningham Lane, Bradford. Born Lisburn, N. Ireland, 8th July, 1898. Educated at Lurganure High School; Lisburn Technical College; Bradford Technical College. Apprenticed to Lisburn Motor Works for five years. Served in 1914-18 war in Machine Gun Corps. Won Scholarship of Board of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for N. Ireland, 1919, to Lisburn Technical College. Obtained City & Guilds Certificates in Automobile Engineering. Became partner in firm of Messrs. J. W. & E. F. Ashe, leaving in 1929 to join Central Garage Ltd., Bradford. Attended Rolls Royce and Humber Factories for training. Appointed Works Manager, Thornton Engineering Co. Ltd., 1932. Served as Mechanical Engineer, R.A.O.C., 1940, Inspector of Motor Transport. Promoted Major Commanding Workshops 1942, subsequently transferred to R.E.M.E. Developed and organised Workshops throughout Northern Command. Appointed Chief Technical Assistant to S.E.M.E. N.C. in 1943. Posted to Kinagar Workshops, N. Ireland, 1945. Demobilised with rank of Major 1945. Rejoined present firm as Works Manager. Appointed Inspector of Hackney Carriages—Bradford Watch Committee 1946. Married 1929. Hobbies : Design and Racing of Model Cars; Fishing. Private address: "Lisburn," 213, Bradford Road, Frizenhall, Bradford.
ASHENHURST, Charles Geoffrey. Director and Sales Manager, Ashenhurst Williams and Co., Ltd., Dublin Born Dublin, 5th October, 1919. Educated at St. Columba's College, Ralhfarnham, Co. Dublin, and studied engineering at Preston Technical College. Became student apprentice at Wellington House, Leyland Motors Ltd., 1937-41. Joined R.A.S.C. in 1941 being demobilised with rank of Major, R.E.M.E., in 1946. Served in West Africa and India. Married: one son. Hobbies: Swimming and Fishing. Private address: Meer, Church Road, Ballybrack, Co. Dublin. Telephone: 86195.
ASHMEAD, Frederick Roy, Managing Director, Haslam and Stretton (E.&M.U.) Ltd., Bristol. Born Birmingham, 27th January, 1891. Educated at Preston Weirs, Clifton, Bristol. Studied Chemistry and went to S. Africa where he practised various occupations. Returned to join Gloucester Regiment in 1914, later served as Captain in Royal Flying Corps. Joined present firm in 192o. Served as Major in Home Guard in 1939 war. Hobbies: Golf, Gardening. Married 1924: two children. Private address: The Shrubbery, Eastfield, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol. Telephone: Bristol 68797.
ASHTON, Eric Hedley. Director, General Manager, Brooks Motor Co. (Newark) Ltd. Born Sheffield, 3rd September, 1917. Educated at Magnus Grammar School, Newark: County Technical College. Became apprenticed to present firm in 1933. Served during war in Royal Navy, being commissioned in 1942 as Engineer Officer. Became Director in 1949. Hobby: Motor Racing. Private address: Orchard House, Farndon Road, Newark-on-Trent, Notts. Telephone: 669.
ASHTON, William Leslie. Equipment Manager, India Tyre & Rubber Co., Ltd., 92, John Bright Street, Birmingham, I. Telephone: Midland 0421. Born Blackpool loth January, 1913. Educated at Blackpool Grammar School. Became a tyre fitter in 193o; a Service supervisor 1934; Salesman 1936-39. Joined T.A., Manchester Regt., 1938, embodied in H.M. Forces 1939. Served in Army until 1946 (awarded M.B.E.). Re-joined present firm as Salesman, being promoted Manager of Agricultural and Industrial Dept. in 1947. Appointed Equipment Manager, 1949. Recreation: Gardening. Private address: 20, Greenside Road, Erdington, Birmingham. Telephone: Erdington 2933.
ASTON, Charles Ralph. Partner, Astons of Coventry (Late Automobile Co.). Born Vellette, Malta, 29th January, 1914. Educated at Cheylesmore Boys School and studied engineering at Standard Motor Co. in 1929. Joined Army in 1932; served in China, India, Sudan, Abyssinia, N. Africa and Italy. Taken prisoner of war in 1942 in N. Africa, escaped within four months but taken prisoner again in Italy in 1945. Worked with Resistance movement in Italy. Demobilised in 1946 taking control of Spares Dept. of his firm. Recreations : Fishing and Shooting. Private address: 140, Lower Ford Street, Coventry. Telephone: 62422.
ASTON, George Edward. Partner Astons of Coventry. Born Warwick, 23rd December, 1923. Educated Broad Street Boys School. Studied engineering at Herbert's, Coventry in 1937. When 18 employed on essential Aircraft Work and was injured (during 1941 Blitz on Coventry.) Also served during war as Home Guard Despatch Rider. Has built up business with brothers; now occupy three premises in Coventry. Recreations : Tennis, Golf Shooting, Boating and Fishing. Private address: 62, Redesdale Avenue, Coventry. Telephone: 64737.
ASTON, William Ernest, A.M.I.M.I. Partner, Astons of Coventry. Born Coventry 28th May, 1919. Educated at Whonerly Boys School and trained in Engineering at Daimler's, Coventry. Literally built his business premises with his own hands after the war—laying the bricks and erecting the steelwork himself—though he had no previous experience of building. Effort was highly praised in the Motor Trade Journals; in the National Press; and in the House of Commons by Brigadier Rayner in 1947. Hobbies: Tennis and Boxing. Private address: 149, Far Gosford Street, Coventry. Telephone: 62421.
ATHERTON, Harold (Colonel) O.B.E., M.I.MECH.E. Chairman and Managing Director, Central Motor Institute Ltd., Hampstead. Born London, 23rd August, 1893. Educated at Stationers' School: London University. Received technical training as premium pupil under Dr. T. Horn, Ltd, Leipzig. Returned to England in 1912 and became consulting mechanical engineer with J. 0. Boving & Co., Ltd., Kingsway, London. Joined City of London Yeomanry and was called up in 1914. Received commission in Motor Machine Gun Service, transferred to Royal Tank Corps at its formation. Went to France in 1916 as Tank Commander in first Tank actions. Became Battalion Engineer. Demobilised 1919 with rank of Captain and founded present firm. Invited in 1938 to submit scheme for technical training of Army personnel in civilian establishments. Plan was adopted in 1939 and he converted the Central Motor Institute into the first civilian Army Training School. Re-entered Army 1940 as O.M.E., R.A.O.C. Became Assistant Director of Mechanical Engineering at head of M.E.5. War Office. Later commanded Base Workshops, N. Ireland and No. 10 Central Workshops, Paisley. Released in 1945 with rank of Colonel and returned to Central Motor Institute. Is also Managing Director of C.M.I. Products, Ltd which manufactures his own patents, some of which received awards during the war. Is author of "Simplified Motoring " which became the standard text book in Driving Test training used by mot motoring schools. Married 1923 to Victoria May (née Lovelock). Has two sons, one now in business with his father. Hobbies Fishing, Travelling, Sport, Gardening, Experimental Engineering. Private address : 7, Northwick Circle, Kenton, Middlesex. Telephone: Wordsworth 6926.
ATHERTON, John, M.INST.T. General Manager of Eastbourne Corporation Transport Department. Born Wigan, loth October, 1894. Educated St. Stephens, Wigan, 1909-14, began career first as Shed Boy then as junior in Traffic Department of Wigan Corporation Tramways. Later worked with Barnsley & District Electric Traction Co. Ltd. During 1st World War served in Army Service Corps, Manchester Regiment and Machine Gun Corps. Took up old position again until 1931 when appointed General Manager of Leigh Corporation Transport Department. 1939 took up present position. Is Member of the Council of the Public Transport Association (Incorp.), Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of Municipal Passenger Transport Employers, Member of the Employers Side of the National Joint Industrial Council for the Road Passenger Transport Industry, President of the Southern Counties Touring Society, Part-time Vehicle Valuer for the Road Haulage Executive, and Honorary Treasurer and Trustee for the Eastbourne Civil Defence Benevolent Fund. Club : The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, S.W.2. Interests : Public Service. Hobby : Golf. Private address: 41, Pashley Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. Telephone: Eastbourne 1057.
ATKEY, Charles. Chairman and Managing Director, A. R. Atkey & Co. Ltd., Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 11th February, 1891. Educated at Nottingham High School; and at Duisburg, Germany. Became apprenticed to Motor Trade, serving with Humbers, Beeston; and Renault Freres, Billancourt. Served as Despatch Ridcr 1914-17 then transferred to Royal Flying Corps as Equipment Officer. President seven years of Nottingham Branch, Old Contemptibles' Association. Served during the second war as Deputy Commandmant in A.F.S., then as Acting Commandant. Has been Member of Council of M.A.A. since 1946; Chairman of East Midland Division 1949-50. Member of Board of Visitors of Sherwood Prison, Nottingham. Member of Committee of the Portland Training College for the Disabled. Hobbies : Beekeeping, Photography and Golf. Private address: 23, Magdala Road, Nottingham. Telephone: 65822.
ATKEY, Charles Norman Johnson. Director and Manager of Parliament Street Branch, Nottingham. Born Nottingham, 4th February, 1918. Educated at Oakham School and trained in Engineering at Standard Motor Co., Service Dept., Park Royal, N.W.m. Became first a used car Salesman. Took up present position in 1947. Hobbies : Photography and sailing. Private address: 98, Priory Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. Telephone: 84oto.
ATKINS, Frederick. Partner John Wilde and Sons, Moorgate. Born 28th April, 1892 in Islington. Educated at Hanover Street Primary School. Was employed in Glove Trade as a Cabinet Maker, and as a Tailor until entering the Motor Industry in 1912. Employed by Daimler's until 1915 when joined the Red Cross, serving at Ambulance Repair Works, Boulogne until 1917. Afterwards worked in various capacities with Clement Talbot, Napier's, Straker-Squire's and others until joining John Wilde and Sons in 1924. Married; one daughter; 4 Grandsons. Is the youngest of family of 13. Hobbies : Watch and Clock Repairs, and dabbling in mechanics. Private address: 12, Croftdown Road, London, N.W.5. Telephone: Gulliver 3988.
ATKINS, Gordon John. Export Sales Manager of Pirelli Ltd. Born Deal, znd October, 1893. Educated at Deal School. In 1920 joined The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Co. (Great Britain) Ltd., subsequently being appointed as Advertising Manager. Resigned in 1929 to take up a similar position with Pirelli Ltd. In 1933 was appointed Assistant to General Sales Manager of present firm, and in 195o took up present position. Private address: 4, Windmill Hill, Ruislip, Middlesex. Telephone: 6617.
ATKINS, John Edward, O.B.E., M.S.L.A.E., A.R.AE.S. Works Manager, Nuffield Exports Ltd., Nuffield Organisation, Cowley. Born London, 26th November, 1898. Educated at Houghtons. Studied engineering at Stanley Technical School and Goldsmiths College, London. Trained also in Aeronautical engineering. Took up present position in August, 1948. Is interested in: Gardening and Trichology. Private address: "Lavedan," The Slade, Headlington, Oxford. Telephone: Oxford 6556.
ATKINSON, Leslie Frederick. Research Engineer, Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., Luton. Born Hampton, Middlesex, 18th April, 1916. Educated Whitgift, Croydon and in 1934 entered University College, London, gaining B.Sc(Eng)Hons. and Ist Class Engineering Diploma (London). Did post-grad. work until joining de Havilland Airscrcws Ltd., in 1938 on Vibration Research. Became Vibra tion Analysis Engineer in 1939. Joined Vauxhall Motors in 1942 in his present position of Research Engineer. Committee member of Stress Analysis Group-Institute of Physics from 1947 to date. Is married to Cecilia (nee Scott); one daughter. Other degrees etc. include M.S.A.E., A.M.I.Mech.E. A. M. I.E.E., A. F.R.Ae. S., M.R. S. G.B. Hobbies : Electronics, Photography, Model Engineering. Private address: 220, Crawley Green Road, Luton, Beds. Telephone: 5656.
ATTENBOROUGH, Bernard George. Director of Attenborough Bros., Ltd., Moor Street, Birmingham. Manufacturers and Merchants of Accessories and Components. Born Moseley, Birmingham loth October, 1912. Educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham. Started business life in Bank, then with firm of Chartered Accountants. Became connected with motor trade as Asst. Sec. of Motor Cycle Manufacturers, afterwards became a Director and subsequently joined Attenborough Bros., Ltd. Active sports career was cut short by successive injuries sustained while playing Rugby football. Took up Sports journalism under the late England cricketer, E. H. D. Sewell. In 1946, was appointed Midlands Rugby Correspondent of the "News Chronicle," also covered Scottish and Irish matches. In 1949 collaborated in inventing the "Borough" Patent Pneumatic Motor Cycle Pillion seat (chosen as an outstanding example of British Industrial Design) and in 1951 personally invented the "Borough" Patent Pneumatic Tractor seat. In 1947 married Eileen (nee Osborne, daughter of the late Mark Osborne); has one daughter. Is a Vice-President of several Rugby Clubs. Ambition : To cover a season of Spanish Bullfighting. Private address: Brook Lane, King's Heath, Birmingham. Telephone: Springfield 3672.
ATTENBOROUGH, John Anthony, A.M.I.B.E. Director and Buyer, Attenborough Bros., Ltd., Birmingham. Born Birmingham, 1st August, 1919. Educated at Moseley College and at Central Technical College, Birmingham. Entered profession of Chartered Quantity Surveyors on leaving school. In 1937 joined present firm. Has designed and invented various Motor Cycle accessories etc. Hobbies : Engine tuning and Electrical Engineering. Married : two sons. Private address: 28, Blue Lake Road, Knowle, Warwickshire. Telephone: 2418.
ATTWOOD, Henry Richard. Managing Director, Charles Attwood and Son Ltd., Wolverhampton, Walsall and Statiord. Born Eccleshall, 7th May, 1907. Educated at Tettenhall College, Staffs. Studied engineering as apprentice to Sunbeam Motor Co. and subsequently joined the Sales Staff of Shaw and Kilburn,Ltd in Wardour Street. Is son of C. W. Attwood, Governing Director of Attwood's Garage Ltd., and Chairman of Directors of Charles Attwood and Son Ltd. During the war served with M.O.S., T.T.2, Deputy Assistant Director of Mechanisation in connection with "Tilefer" project for import and assembly of wheeled vehicles for the Armed Forces. Married, 1934; two sons. Is interested in: Shooting, Motor Sport, and Golf. Private address: Ash Hill, Compton, Nr. Wolverhampton. Telephone: 20000.
AUSTIN, Arthur Kingsley, F.I.M.I. Managing Director of A. K. Austin, Ltd. Born Atherstone, Warwickshire, 27th June, 1905. Educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Atherstone. Trained in Engineering at Coventry Technical College and attended evening classes in Mechanical and Motor Engineering. In 1923 was apprenticed to the Coventry-Victor Motor Co., Ltd., and four years later became pupil-apprentice at Morris Motors, Engines Branch, Coventry. In 1930 acquired Mapperley Park Garage, Nottingham and changed its trading title to A. K. Austin, Ltd., in 1937. In 1940 joined the Standard Motor Co., Ltd., Coventry, working on machine shop production of aero-engine components. In 1945 released from Standard's and resumed appointment with present firm. Has been for many years actively associated with the Nottingham centre of the Motor Agents Association and is also an active member of the Institute of the Motor Industry. Since 1949 has been Chairman of Nottingham Centre of I.M.I. Hobbies : Caravanning, Motor Boating. Private address: 1, Tavistock Drive, Mapperley Park, Nottingham. Telephone: 61127.
AVERY, Francis Ross. Managing Director, Geo. T. Hilton & Company Limited, Rugby. Born Rugby, 5th April, 1908. Educated Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby. Studied engineering at Rugby College of Technology and Arts. Became apprentice with The British Thomson-Houston Co., Ltd., and was afterwards appointed to the Company's Newcastle-upon-Tyne offices. In 1947 appointed General Manager of present firm and the following year appointed to the Board, becoming Managing Director in 1949.Is interested in Municipal Affairs. Recreation : Lawn Tennis. Private address: 83, Clifton Road, Rugby. Telephone: 4184.
AYKROYD, Sir Alfred Hammond, Bt. Chairman of Directors of T. F. Firth & Sons, Ltd., (Makers of Cloth Upholstery etc. for Cars). Born Bradford, 3rd June, 1894. Educated at Charterhouse. Holds Banking and Brewery Directorships. Is M.F.H. Bramham Moor Hunt. Hobbies: Shooting and Hunting Married, 1919 to Sylvia, widow of Lt.Col. Foster Newton Thorne; one son, one daughter. Private address: Linton Spring, Wetherby. Telephone: 6.
AYLAND, Leslie Francis, A.M.I.P.E. Director, Lintott Motors, (L. F. Ayland Ltd.), Basingstoke. Born Gloucester, 18th June, 1902. Educated Gloucester Technical College; and Ottumwa, Iowa, U.S.A. In 1926 became Maintenance Foreman with Williams and James, Gloucester. Previous to this had been Assistant Superintendent with J. I. Thornycroft's at Basingstoke. Has patented a Steel Stairway and his hobby is inventing and designing. Is Managing Director of Cliddesden Engineering Co., Ltd., Basingstoke. Private address: 225, Worting Road, Basingstoke. Telephone: 859.