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NALL, Col. Sir Joseph, D.S.O., T.D., M.INST.T. Director of various Transport Undertakings. Born 24th August, 1887. Educated privately. Served in 1914 war, in Egypt, Gallipoli and France (D.S.O., mentioned in Despatches). Was wounded. Became M.P. (U.) Hulme Division of Manchester, 1918-29 and 1931-45. President, Institute of Transport, 1925-26. Retired from T.A. Reserve as Colonel, 1948. Clubs : Carlton, Union (Manchester) and Notts. (Nottingham)). Address: Hulme House, Manchester, 16 and Hoveringham Hall, Notts.
NAPIER, Sir Joseph, BT., O.B.E. Director, Park Royal Vehicles, Ltd., London, N.W. 0. Born 1st August, 1895. Educated at Rugby; Jesus College, Cambridge. Served in 1914-18 war in South Wales Borderers (wounded three times in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia). Taken Prisoner-of-War by Turks in 1917. In 1939 became Lt.-Col. H.Q. Staff, Eastern Command and Italy. Clubs include : Royal Automobile, Alpine, and City of London. Private Address: Beke Hall, Billingshurst, Sussex. Telephone: 278.
NASH, Robert Charles. Chief Accountant and Acting Secretary, Trojan Ltd., Croydon. Born London, 6th November, 1895. Educated at " The Graveney " School, Tooting. Served in Army, 1914-18, mostly overseas (mentioned in Despatches). After release, joined Sturtwant Engineering Co. Ltd., rising to be Chief Accountant. Joined Mitchell Engineering Ltd. as Assistant Secretary and in 1943 joined British Industrial Plastics as Secretary. Took up present position in 1948. Interests : Soccer, Cricket and Swimming. Private Address: 24, Stuart Crescent, Shirley, Surrey. Telephone: Springpark 5479.
NAYLON, William Herbert. District Manager, (Tyre Division) Manchester Area, 12, Ardwick Green South, Manchester, 13. Born Birmingham, 26th May, 1891. Educated at George Dixon School, Birmingham. Commenced work at age of 16 with E. G. Wrigley & Co. Ltd., Smethwick, as trainee. Studied Costing, Planning and Progress, Machine Shop procedure, etc. and finally took charge of Tool Section of Drawing Office. During 1914 war, reserved by Ministry of Munitions and engaged in design of tools and gauges for tanks. At cessation of hostilities appointed Technical Liaison Officer between Wrigley's and Alfred Herbert Ltd. Shortly after Morris Motors acquired Wrigley's, transferred to Dunlop's on the Service side, becoming successively Deputy District Manager, Eastern Counties; Deputy District Manager, Birmingham; Education Manager, Fort Dunlop and District Manager, Manchester. Interest : Music. Private Address: Winnow-Wayne, Chester Road, Woodford, Cheshire.
NAYLOR, John Thomas, A.M.I.MECH.E. Director and Chief Engineer, Atkinson Lorries (1933) Ltd., Preston. Born Bradford, loth January, 1891. Educated at Hanson Memorial School, Bradford. Studied engineering at City of Bradford Technical College and received practical experience in workshop methods at Centre Garage, Bradford in 191o. Between 1912 and 1940 worked successively as Draughtsman, Designer and Drawing Office Superintendent with Leyland Motors Ltd. Left in 1941 to take up present position. Is interested in Art, Painting and Music. Recreations : Fishing, Shooting and Gardening. Private Address: Dale Cottage, Claughton-on-Brock, Garstang, Lancs.
NEAL, Albert Frederick, B.sc.(ENG.). General Manager, Manchester Corporation Transport Department, 55, Piccadilly, Manchester, 1. Telephone: Central 2122. Born Holbeach, 14th April, 190o. Educated at Spalding Grammar School Took B.Sc.(Eng.) Honours degree at London University. Joined English Electric Co. Ltd., Dick Kerr Works, Preston in 192o leaving them when Assistant Works Manager in 1931 to join present concern. Was Senior Assistant Engineer, then Assistant Chief Engineer before becoming Deputy Transport Manager for Edinburgh City Transport Department in 1938. In September, 1946 was appointed to present position with M/C. Transport Dept. Private Address: 26, Torkington Road, Gatley, Cheshire. Telephone: Gatley, 4544.
NEAL, Eric James. Managing Director, Tewkesbury Garage Ltd., Tewkesbury. Born Birmingham, 15th June, 1893. Educated at King Edwards High School, Birmingham. Became apprentice with Pickering, Darby and Allday in 1911 when they were making the P.D.A. Cyclecar. Joined 14th Warwickshire Regt. in 1914, transferring to Royal Flying Corps in 1915. Served in India as Engine Flight-Sergeant until 1919. On release became Motor Claims Assessor and Inspector, Scottish Insurance Corporation until 1927 when left to join W. & B. Woodyatt Ltd., of Malvern. Took up present position in 1931. Married; one son. Interests : Local Government, Stamp collecting and Sea-Fishing. Private Address: 74, High Street, Tewkesbury. Telephone: 2353.
NEALE (Sammy), A. E., M.I.M.I. Governing Director, Alfred E. Neale & Son, Ltd., Hertford. Born Hertford, 24th January, 1880. Educated at Hertford Grammar School. Served in S. African War with Herts Yeomanry. Started motor repair business in Church Street in 1902. (Present garage premises built in 1925). Served in 1914 war in Royal Flying Corps, demobilised with rank of Captain. Acquired controlling interest in A. H. McMullen and Co. Ltd., Coachbuilders in 1923 and is still Governing Director of this concern. Converted Garage business into Limited Company in 1945. Was early member of Brooklands Club and the 36th enrolment as member of Fellowship of Motor Industry. Is interested in Waterford and Woodhall Trout Fisheries. Recreations : Golf, Fishing and Yachting. Private Address: The Old Vicarage, Church Street, Hertford. Telephone: 2374.
NEALE (Dick) S. C. T. E., T.D., A.M.I.M.I. Director, Alfred E. Neale & Son Ltd., Hertford. Born Hertford, 26th March, 1918. Educated at Harlow College, Essex and Perse School, Cambridge. Served apprenticeship with Vickers-Armstrong at Barrow in Ordnance Construction Dept. In 1937 received commission King's Own Royal Regt., T.A. Continued at Vickers until mobilised with T.A. in 1939. Served with B.E.F. On demobilisation joined his father to assist in running the above firm and also A. H. McMullen & Co. Ltd. At present commands Support Company with rank of Major, T.A. Recreations : Fishing and Shooting. Private Address: The Garden House, Harmer Green, Welwyn, Herts.
NEILSON, Adam, M.I.MECH.E. Inspector of Branches, Rossleigh Ltd., Edinburgh, 2. Born Dirleton, 26th July, 1895. Educated at North Berwick High School. Received Technical training as apprentice in Motor Engineering with Rossleigh Ltd., Edinburgh. Served in France with R.A.F. during 1914-18 war. Re-joined Rossleigh in 1919. Appointed to present position in 1935. Recreation: Golf. Private Address: 2, St. John's Gardens, Edinburgh, 12. Telephone: 66551.
NELSON, James Harvey, PH.D., B.SC., A.M.I.MECH.E. Senior Lighting Engineer, Joseph Lucas Ltd., Birmingham, 19. Born Ripon, 23rd March, 1912. Educated at Sherborne School and received technical training at Royal College of Science. Is an Associate of Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society. Joined J. Lucas Laboratories in 1936. Is now responsible for all aspects of lamp design. Private Address: 4o, Church Road, Moseley, Birmingham, 13. Telephone: South 3124.
NESBITT, Andrew. District Manager, Tyre Division, Dunlop Rubber Co. Ltd., College Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Born Gateshead, 16th July, 1902. Educated at Durham. Joined Dunlop's in 1918 as a junior at N-u-T. Depot. After appointments at Carlisle and Manchester returned to Newcastle in 1947 as District Manager. Recreation : Golf. Private Address: 48, The Links, Whitley Bay. Telephone: 21245.
|NEVILLE, George Edgar. Managing Director, G. E. Neville & Son, Ltd., Mansfield. Born Mansfield, 29th August, 1913. Educated at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Mansfield. Studied engineering at Mansfield Technical College. Commenced work as a Motor Mechanic, 1930-34. Became outside Sales Representative, 1934-38. Became Managing Director of present firm in 1940. Introduced the Neville Cab in 1945. Recreations : Sailing, Photography and Tennis. Married, 1939, Esther (nee Harrison); one son. Private Address: Imperial House, Nottingham Road, Mansfield. Telephone: 362.
NEWALL, Albert Edward. Proprietor, Burscough Bridge Garage, Nr. Ormskirk. Born 14th November, 1895, Ashton-under-Lyne. Educated at Ashton-under-Lyne Technical School. Received technical training with Vickers Ltd., in Royal Flying Corps and in R.A.F. Was a pilot during first World War. On demobilisation, in 1919, became a partner in a Motor business at Ashton-under-Lyne. Bought present business in 1929. Member of Ormskirk U.D. Council, 1935; Chairman 1945. In 1939 appointed Transport Officer, Civil Defence and in 1941 helped to form local Air Training Squadron holding position of C.O. for four years. At present Chairman of Education Committee, and of Youth Employment Committee. Interests : Social and Local Government. Private Address: Rossmore, Junction Lane, Burscough, Nr. Ormskirk, Lancs. Telephone Burscough 2235.
NEWBIGGING, William John, A.M.INST.B.E. Manager, Hawick Motor Co. (Proprietors : Rossleigh Ltd.). Born Hawick, 29th January, 1912. Educated at Hawick High School and studied in the evenings at Henderson Technical College and with the British Institute of Engineering Technology. Commenced to serve apprenticeship in Jan. 1927. Took up present position 1947. Recreation : Shooting. Private Address: 1, Waverley Cottages, Hawick, Roxburghshire. Telephone: 2135.
NEWITT, Richard Reginald, J.P., M. I.MECH.E., F. I.M. I. Chairman, Wadham Bros. Ltd., Watcrlooville, Hants. Born London, 11th March, 1900. Educated in London and Birmingham. Became Engineering student at Birmingham Central Technical College. Became an apprentice in 1918 prior to employment in retail Motor Trade, in Hampshire. Subsequently joined B.S.A. Company at Birmingham. Joined present firm in Sales and Service Dept. in 1923. Founder Member of I.M.I.—won Wakefield Medal, 1939. Controlled Sub-contract Plant manufacturing Spitfire assemblies during war. Organised School for Army Mechanics, 1940-44. Responsible for Army Auxiliary Workshop 1939 to present time. Became Managing Director, 1947; Chairman, 1949. Appointed J.P. for County Borough of Southampton, 195o. Interests : Public Service, Rotary International. Recreations : Golf, Travel. Private Address: 6o, Bassett Crescent West, Southampton. Telephone: 68227.
NEWNHAM, John Alfred. Secretary, Kidderminster Motors Ltd. Was a Secretary in Building Industry and Costs Accountant in Borough Engineers Department before becoming associated with Motor Industry in 1944 as Accountant. Appointed to present position, 195o. Private Address: 16, St. John's Avenue, Kidderminster.
NEWMAN, Leslie Cyril. Designer, Harvey Frost & Co. Ltd. and Ernest Lake Ltd., Bishop's Stortford Born Bristol, 12th September, 1904. Educated at Littleton House School, and received technical instruction during apprenticeship, at Bristol University. Premium apprentice with Great Western Railway. Became a Draughtsman, 1931, after working in G.W. Rly. Drawing Office. Took up present position, 1931. Interests : Gardening, Music, Photography. Private Address: 5, Highfield Avenue, Bishop's Stortford, Herts.
NEWSOME, Samuel Herbert, J.P.,M.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, S. H. Newsome & Co. Ltd., Coventry. Born Coventry, 9th June, 1901. Educated at Oundle School. Served apprenticeship with Calthorpe Motor Co. Founded present firm in 1923, building 1 litre Warwick racing car for 200 mile race. Subsequently drove in many International races including Ulster T.T. and Le Mans 24 hour race as member of official Lea-Francis, Riley and Aston Martin teams. Competed at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb for 25 years winning many awards. Entered theatrical business in 193o. Appointed Managing Director of Coventry Hippodrome, Co Ltd., 1931. Later controlled Aston Hippodrome, and New Theatre, Northampton. Subsequently directorships included Stoll Theatres Corporation 1942 ; Associated Theatre Properties (London) Ltd., 1943. Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Ltd., 1943 and Moss Empires Ltd., 1949. Life member of British Racing Drivers' Club, member of R.A.C.; Midland Automobile Club; British Automobile Racing Club; Drapers' Company Club (Coventry). Past Master of the Fellowship of Cappers (Coventry). Married; one son, one daughter. Interests : Theatre, and is J.P. for County of Warwick. Recreations : Golf, Photography, Motor Sport. Private Address: Elmdene, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Telephone: 102.
NEWTON, Noel Banner. Chairman and Managing Director, Newton & Bennett, Ltd., Acton. Born Sale, 22nd February, 1902. Educated at Oundle; Manchester University. Studied at College of Technology, Manchester. Served apprenticeship with Metropolitan Vickers, Manchester and a further term with Soc. Ceirano, Torino in which Mr. Newton, Senior was interested. Established Drawing Office and Workshop in Italy where the 1,100 c.c. Newton Car was designed and prototypes prepared. These prototypes were exhibited at Olympia in the following year and also entered in the 200 miles race. Returned later to England acting as sole British Concessionnaires for the Ceirano car. In 1926 manufactured the original telescopic shock absorber known as the Newton Shock Absorber. Many fighting vehicles were equipped with this type of suspension control and two further factories manufactured the apparatus. Another Company—Newton (Motor) Products Ltd., was formed in 1945 to manufacture the Newton Clutch Plate, and in 1946 Power Jacks Ltd., was founded to make various hydraulic apparatus including the Newton " Hydratruck." Appointed to present position in 1924. Recreations : Shooting, Golf and Photography. Private Address: " The House in the Wood," Ashley Green, Chesham, Bucks. Telephone: Berkhamsted 759.
NICHOLL, John Storer. Chief Officer, Research and Charges, Road Haulage Executive, 222, Marylebone Road, N.W.I. Born London 1888. Educated at Sutton Valence School. Joined Union Castle Line, 1904, leaving them in 1910 to join staff of Chief Engineer, Hudson Bay & Pacific Rly., in Canada. Later qualified as Chartered Accountant and from 1915 practised in Saskatchewan and Alberta. During 1st World War served on Imperial Munitions Board, Ottawa, eventually becoming Deputy Auditor and Controller. In 192o joined a firm of London Chartered Accountants who acted as commercial Managers of McNamara & Co Ltd., Royal Mail and Road Transport Contractors. Was a partner of that firm and Vice-Chairman and Chief executive officer when it was acquired by B.T.C. in 1948. President of Institute of Transport, 1941/43. Vice-President of Commercial Motor Users Association. Member of Transport Advisory Council from its inception in 1934 until its dissolution. For many years Chairman, Highways Transport Sub-Committee, British National Committee of International Chamber of Commerce. Institute of Transport (Road Transport) Gold Medal, 1934. Private Address: 38, Ravenscroft Avenue, London, N.W.11. Telephone: Speedwell 1523.
NICHOLL, Robert Iltyd. Director, Fox and Nicholl Ltd., Surbiton. Born Bridgend, 29th December, 1896. Educated at Eton, and Christ Church, Oxford. Served apprenticeship with Wolseley Motors Ltd., in 1920. On the acquisition of the Wolseley Co. by Morris Motors, formed partnership with A. W. Fox, Manager at the Wolseley Repair Works. Built first Filling station on the Kingston by-Pass Road. From 1929 they became interested in Motor Racing and took part as entrants and Managers in numerous races in Britain and on the Continent, winning many racing Trophies. In 1937 enlarged the firm's premises to undertake Sheet Metal work. During the war undertook rearmament programme. In 1951 sold part of premises, used during the war. Retained Showrooms, Workshops, and Filling Station. Upon the death of father in 1935 gave up active participation in the running of Firm, but is still Director. Interests : Landowner and Farmer. Private Address: Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, Glamorgan. Telephone: Bridgend 38.
NICHOLS, Charles William. Director, S. Smith & Son (England) Ltd., Cricklewood. Born Ipswich, 1884. Educated at St. Matthew School. Joined S. Smith & Son in 1901, before the speedometer was invented, working in first place as a stock-keeper. Grew up with the firm and when it became a public company in 1914 was elected to the Board. Other companies in the group : Smiths Motor Accessories Ltd., Smiths English Clocks Ltd., Smiths Aircraft Instruments Ltd., Smiths Industrial Instruments Ltd. Interests : Horse Racing and is a member of a number of Racecourse Clubs. Also member of R.A.C. and Coventry and County Clubs. Address: C/o. S. Smith & Son (England) Ltd., Cricklewood Works, N.W.2.
NICHOLSON, David. Director and Secretary, Alexanders of Edinburgh, Ltd., 3. Born Edinburgh, 4th July, 1904. Educated at George Heriot's School; and Edinburgh University. Became a chartered accountant. Appointed Secretary of above Company in 1931, a Director in 1947. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: 14, South Learmouth Gardens, Edinburgh, 4. Telephone: Dean 1958.
NICHOLSON, Ian Howard Grant, Chief Technical Engineer, Shell Co. of S. Africa, Johannesburg. Born Johannesburg, 3rd November, 1905. Educated at King Edward VII School, J'burg., 1911-23, showed aptitude for engineering there. In 1924 came to England and completed 5 year apprenticeship with Robey & Co. of Lincoln. Finished studies at Regent Street Polytechnic, 1928. Joined Shell Co., in London, 1929 as Technical Engineer assisting in experiments on deterioration and lubrication carried out at Ricardo's of Shoreham. In 193o joined present concern in J'burg. with status as above. Interested in Vintage Cars, Golf and Tennis. Private Address: Wickford Point, 1006, Mount Street, Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa. Telephone: Bryanston 79.
NICOL, Sir Thomas Drysdale, K.B.E. Director, Cleveland Petroleum Company Ltd. Born 16th February, 1878. Educated at High School, Glasgow; Universities of Glasgow and Sheffield. In 1917 Director of Contracts, Ministry of Munitions. Became Controller of Aircraft and Mechanical Transport Contracts, 1918. Chairman, Liquidation Committee, 1919. Club : Royal Automobile.
NICOLL, Thomas Reid. Service Manager, The Daimler Group, Coventry. Born Micheldever, 16th July, 1910. Educated at Sherborne School. Served apprenticeship with Leyland Motors Ltd. and studied Engineering at Preston Technical College. Took up present appointment, 1946. Interests : Farming. Recreations : Shooting and Gardening. Private Address: The Old Hall, Clifton, Rugby. Telephone: 2435.
NICOLSON, Arthur Francis, F.I.M.I. Managing Director, F. Nicholson, Ltd., Chilwell. Born Beeston, 1902. Educated at Broadgate School and University College, Nottingham, studying Mechanical and Marine Engineering at the latter until 1921. Served apprenticeship with Crossley Bros., working on their larger oil engines. In 1924 the firm went on to short time and he started Garage and Repair business on own account. Moved to present address, 1928. Doubled area of premises in 1938 and converted business into Limited Company. Served in small vessels pool during later period of war. Interests : Veteran Cars, Model Making and Coastal Cruising. Private Address: Lime Grove, Chilwell, Notts.
NOBLE, Frank, M.C., T.D. Financial Director, Fina Petroleum Products Ltd., Blenheim Street, W I. Born London, 8th August, 1892. Served 1st World War with Queen Victoria Rifles. Commissioned 1915, mentioned in Despatches, 1917. Awarded Military Cross, 1917 and promoted to rank of Captain. Joined Oil Industry with National Fuel Oil Co. Ltd. in 1920, appointed Secretary of this Company in 1924. Became Secretary of Cities Service Oil Co. Ltd. in 1927. Appointed Director, 1936. In 1947 Company became Fina Petroleum Products Ltd. In 1949 relinquished Secretarial appointment after 25 years. Is at present Financial Director, and also Director of Fina Oil Wharves Ltd. Married; three sons (one killed in R.A.F., 1944). Interests : All kinds of Sport and motoring. Private Address: 322, Rodney House, Dolphin Square, S.W.I. Telephone: Victoria 3800. Extn. 322.
NOEL-STORR, Charles Edward, m.I.MECH.E., F.R.S.A. Managing Director, Capac Co. Ltd., 14, Finsbury Circus, E.C.2. Born Lincoln 1887. Educated privately owing to ill-health. In 1904 joined the Daimler Co. in Test Dept. moving to similar Dept. in Wolseley's in 1906. In 1907 joined The Thames Shipbuilding and Engineering Co. Ltd., Greenwich as Technical Engineer. Later took position in Works Dept. of E. W. Jackson & Son Ltd., Doncaster. Joined Glendower Motor Co. Ltd. of Kensington in 1910, leaving them in 1912 to become Carburettor Engineer with S. Wolf & Co. Ltd. Joined the Capac Co. on its formation in 1918 and in 1924 became Technical Manager at Beverley Works Ltd., Barnes. Returned to Capac in 1935 as Managing Director. Responsible for design and introduction of the Bin. Aural Tectoscope for testing the running condition of plant and machinery; of the Bin. Aural Sonometer for the evaluation of sound and the present type B.G. Equipment for the testing of mechanism by sound and also for testing surface finish. Recreation: Fly Fishing. Private Address: 2, Ullswater Road, Barnes, S.W.13. Telephone: Riverside 3834.
NORIE-MILLER, Sir Stanley, BT., M.C., J.P., M.A. Managing Director of General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation, Ltd. Born 4th August, 1888. Educated at Rugby; Hertford College, Oxford. Called to Bar, 1912. Served 1914-18 in Black Watch (R.H.) Captain, 1915 (Despatches, M.C.) Hon. Sheriff Substitute, and Justice of Peace for County of Perth. Recreations : Shooting and Golf. Clubs : Bath, Royal and Ancient (St. Andrews). Private Address: Murray shall, near Perth. Telephone: Scone 254.
NORMAN, Aubrey Ray. General Manager, Astons of Coventry (late Automobile Co.). Born Coventry, 31st January, 192o. Educated at Centaur Road Boys School. Became a pupil at Old Road Garage, Coventry in 1934. Joined Territorials in April, 1938, mobilised for Czechoslovakian crisis and again in 1939 serving in the M.T. Branch of an R.A. Unit. Finished army career as Senior N.C.O. Instructor, M.T. Wing, M.E. School of Artillery. Joined present firm, 1947, as Service Manager, appointed General Manager, 1951. Recreations : Tennis, Photography. Private Address: 38, Mulberry Road, Coventry.
NORRIS, Lieut-Col. Graham Alexander, O.B.E., A.M.I.MECH.E. Works Director, Joseph Cockshoot & Co. Ltd., Manchester. Born Manchester, 14th April, 1913. Educated at William Hulme's Grammar School; College of Technology; London Polytechnic and Merchant Venturers' Technical College, Bristol. Trained with Joseph Cockshoot & Co. Ltd., with Rolls Royce Ltd. and with the Bristol Motor Co. Ltd. In 1934 re-joined Cockshoot's as Service Manager. Served 1940/46 in R.A.O.C. and later R.E.M.E., mostly in Mediterranean area. Released in 1946 with rank of Lieut.-Col. Re-joined present firm as Works Director. Became Commander R.E.M.E. 22 (W) Corps Troops, T.A. Was transferred to T.A.R.O., 1951. Is a Freeman of London, and a Liveryman of Worshipful Company of Coach-makers and Coach Harness Makers. Interests : Boys' Clubs, Music and Motoring. Married; one daughter. Club : Public Schools.
NORRIS, John Octavius Harold, M.I.MECH.E., F.I.B.C.M., M.I.M.I. Chairman and Managing Director, Joseph Cockshoot & Co. Ltd., Manchester. Born Manchester, 18th January, 1880. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Studied engineering at London Polytechnic; Municipal School of Technology, Manchester. Hereditary interest in the Institute of British Carriage & Automobile Manufacturers. President of I.B.C. & A.M. 1938/43. Served on local Committees and on Council of M.A.A., Inst. Auto. Eng's. Benevolent Fund, etc. Is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Coach Makers and Coach Harness Makers. Was office boy with present Company in 1895. Joint Managing Director, 1924. Managing Director, 1941 and Chairman, 1943. Has always been interested in Trade Associations and Trade History. Recreation : Music. Private Address: Ioo, Brantingham Road, Manchester, 16. Telephone: Chorlton 4046.
NORTHAM, Douglas Geoffrey. Director, A. W. Chapman Ltd., Fulham, S.W.6. Born Clifton, 5th May, 189o. Educated at Elmsdale, Malvern and Ardingly College. Was General Manager, Douglas Halse Transport Ltd. Joined H.M. Forces prior to 1914 war, served in Royal Sussex Regt. and Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars. During war served in Reserve Cavalry, Worcester Regt. and in R.F.C. and R.A.F. Invalided out, 1919, with rank of Major. In 1919 became C.A.T.O. Hounslow Civil Aviation and in 192o was Asst. District Supt. Disposals Board. Afterwards joined the Hutchinson Tyre Co. as Sales Manager (1926-31) and E. G. Brown & Co. in same capacity (1931-39). Specially employed at W.O., 1939. With M.A.P., 194o. From 1941 D.A.D.M./ R.A.F., then T.T.2M.O.S. until appointed to present position in 1945. Interests : all country pursuits. Private Address: Princes Risborough.
NORTON, Ernest William. Director, Woodland Motor Service (Sidcup) Ltd., Sidcup. Born Rotherhithe, 1907. Educated at Silwood School, Rotherhithe. Served seven years apprenticeship with his father in the latter's motor and cycle business. Started own haulage business but failed and re-started as Service Station in 1936. Served in R.A.O.C. and later R.E.M.E. leaving Army with rank of Sergeant. Re-opened business on demobilisation. Interests : Masonry. Recreations : Swimming, Boxing, Football and Golf. Private Address: 46, Halfway Street, Sidcup, Kent. Telephone: Foots Cray 5830.
NORTON, John Keith. Service Manager, Rootes Ltd., Birmingham. Born Llandrindod, 1st September, 1918. Educated Colston School, Bristol and St. Michaels School, Llanelly. Became an apprentice upon leaving school, and received technical training with Manufacturing Companies of the Rootes Group. Took up present position as Service Manager in 1951. Married, 1941; three children. Interests : Motor Sport, Shooting, Fishing and Travel. Private Address: 79, Kingsway, Quinton, Worcs.
NUFFIELD, Viscount, G.B.E. Chairman, Morris Motors Ltd., Cowley. Born (William Richard Morris) loth October, 1877. Educated at Cowley. Commenced career at age of 16 with a capital of less than £5, manufacturing and racing cycles. Built and sold his first motor-cycle in the early years of the century. Rented Hurst Grammar School Buildings at Cowley (where his father had been educated) and there designed, in 1910 prototypes of the first Morris Oxford Cars. These were calculated to compete with the low priced vehicles from America and on reaching production stage in 1912 had this effect. Their original price was k165 and though only 400 were made prior to the outbreak of war, Morris afterwards became the first British Manufacturer to develop Mass Production of light and inexpensive cars. During 1921 and 1922 he cut his prices sensationally in several stages from £465 to £225 and eventually produced a Ioo car— the Morris Minor—in 1930. Received Baronetcy in 1929. Was Governor or Vice-President of many Hospitals before they were taken over by the State, and made exceptionally generous donations to these. Arrangements were being made, early 1952, to finalise an amalgamation between the Nuffield Organisation (q.v. in firms' section) and the Austin Motor Co. Ltd. Is Hon. Freeman of Coventry, Worcester and Cardiff. Member of Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in London. Hon. Member of British Medical Association. British Orthopaedic Association, Hon. Company of Master Mariners, Royal Naval Club, Royal Scottish Society of Arts, Oxford Union, Hon. Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford and of Worcester College, Oxford. Vice-President Oxford Society. Awarded Albert Gold Medal by Royal Society of Arts & Commerce, 1937. Hon. Medal Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1942. Recreation : Golf. Clubs : Marlborough, Athenaeum, Royal Aero, Royal Automobile, and Royal Scottish Automobile, Glasgow. Private Address: Nuffield Place, Nr. Henleyon-Thames.
NUGENT, Charles Robert. Proprietor, St. Helen's Garage, Ipswich and Managing Director of McNamara Motors Ltd. and Speedax Ltd. Born Liverpool 21st July, 1899. Educated at Heyworth Street Elementary School and High School, Liverpool. Became an apprentice in 1914 and started business in own name in 1922. Has served in Royal Flying Corps and in Royal Air Force. Founded Speedax Ltd., in 1944 and McNamara Motors Ltd., in 1938. Is a Town Councillor and has always shown a big interest in the Institute of the Motor Industry of which he has been Council Member since 1948. Recreations : Golf, Bowls and Swimming. Private Address: 71, \Woodbridge Road East, Ipswich. Telephone: 77641.
NUGENT, Kenneth Charles. Director, McNamara Motors Ltd., Ipswich. Born Ipswich, 30th March, 1923. Educated at Northgate Secondary School. Became an apprentice in 1938, following this with years in Army Workshops. Is interested in Trade Associations, etc. and is Vice-President of Ipswich Junior Chamber of Commerce and Shipping. Recreations : Golf and Gardening. Private Address: 25, Glenavon Road, Ipswich, Suffolk. Telephone: 76048.
NUNN, Herbert. Secretary and Director, J. A. Challiner & Co. Ltd., Manchester. Born Salford, 3oth June, 1888. Educated at Blackfriars Road Board School. Became ' Showroom Assistant with the Shrewsbury and Challiner Tyre Co. Ltd., in 1902 (this firm was taken over by C. Macintosh & Co Ltd. in 1912), left in 1914 to join present firm. Recreations: Fishing, Gardening and Motoring. Private Address: 16, Milford Drive, Levens' hulme, Manchester, 19. Telephone: Heaton Moor 4917.
NUTT, Richard John, A.R.I.T.E. Assistant Engineer, Birmingham & Midland Motor Omnibus Co. Ltd., Smethwick. Born Highgate, 25th September, 1926. Educated at Schools of Technology, Oxford. In 1941 commenced to serve apprenticeship with The City Motor Co. Ltd., Oxford. Appointed to present position in 1949—is attached to the Experimental Dept. Recreation: Motor Travel. Private Address: 155, Abbey Road, Warley, Smethwick, Staffs.
NUTTALL, Joseph Donald. Secretary, Triplex Safety Glass Co. Ltd., 1, Albemarle Street, W.I. Born Salford, 31st October, 1909. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Became a Chartered Accountant in 1932 after being articled with Haworth & Wheatley Jones since 1927. Served 1938-45 as Senior Accountant with the Ministry of Aircraft Production. Became Works Secretary with Triplex at King's Norton in 1946. Appointed to present position, 1948. Married, Nell (née Booth); two sons. Recreations: Golf, Cricket and Rugger—as spectator. Private Address: 79, Alric Avenue, New Malden, Surrey. Telephone: Malden 5000.