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Hall, Lewis and Co

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September 1925.
August 1928.

of Cardiff, 14 Cockspur Street, London, Wigan, Preston, etc, Wagon builders and repairers, hirer-outers and metal merchants.

Showrooms in London and coachworks at Park Royal

1910 Business formed in South Wales

1925 Public company of Hall, Lewis and Co was formed to acquire the business of the same name.

1926 Most of the capital expenditure had been at Crown Wagon and Engineering Works, at Maindy, Cardiff, and also extending the works at Doncaster[1]

1929 Company put into liquidation; also controlled Central Wagon Co, Moy's Wagon Co and Preston Wagon Co[2]

1930 Bus business became Park Royal Coachworks

1931 A scheme of arrangement was proposed where the note-holders took over the wagon business; the Central Wagon Co would be converted to a public company in order to handle the distribution of payments to note-holders.[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 21, 1926
  2. The Times, Jun 20, 1929
  3. The Times, Mar 23, 1931
  • The Times, Apr 27, 1925