Another 18 Taken Over by R.T.E.
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DURING January, the Road TranSport Executive acquired a further 15 road transport undertakings, of 'which three were holding companies—George Baker and Sons, Ltd., Hampton Park Works, Southampton, Tillings Transport (B.T.C.), Ltd., Searles Road, New Kent Road, London, SET, and G. and B. Watson, Ltd., Inham's Road, Whittlesty, near Peterborough.
The following is a list of the other concerns:—Messrs. Aber Carriers, Salop Road, W'elshpool, Montgomeryshire; Mr. Adamson, Anderson Street, Leven Fife; F. H. Allen and Sons, Ltd., Deeping St. James, Peterborough, Northants; Messrs. British Road Services, 24, Halmyre Street, Leith, Edinburgh, and 43, Brunswick Street, Cardiff; Mr. Caudle, 78, Moat Lane, Yardley, Birmingham; Messrs. Elrick and Huteheon, 3-7, Pittodrie Lane, Aberdeen; E. W. Rudd; Ltd., 68-74. High Street, Stratford, London, E.15; Mr. Alexander Smart, 20, Baltic Street, Leith, Edinburgh; Messrs. Tuckers Transport, The Heath, Cardiff; C. A. Wells, Ltd., 260, Cambridge Heath Road, London, E.2; and Greenwoods Transport (B.T.C.), Ltd., WernhIcy Street, Gainsborough, Lincs.
Since this list was published, 1-landscomb.e (Transport), Ltd., Tarporley, Chester, and Liverpool, which has 17 vehicles, has been voluntarily acquired. Compulsory acquisition has also been applied to Messrs. Robin Hood Transport, Nottingham, who have 60 vehicles, and Sutcliffe Bros. (Road Tranport), Ltd., Leicester, with 17 vehicles. Valuations and negotia'Lions in these three cases were carried out by Mr. K. Firth Butterfield.