Crosville on Record
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STANDING as a personally authenticated record of the 40 years' progress of Crosville Motor Services, Ltd., Chester, the 143-page book "Crosville —the Sowing and the Harvest" is as. detailed as a first-class history. Its author is Mr. W. J. Crosland-Taylor, M.C., M.Inst.T., present general manager, and it is published by Littlebury Bros., Ltd., 3, Crosshall Street, Liverpool, at 7s. 6d.
The period 1911-1919 was one of change from loss to profit, in which Mr. G. Crosland-Taylor, founder and chairman, who died in 1423, refused to be daunted by seemingly disastrous setbacks. Also in the business were Edward and Claude, the former leaving to live in the U.S.A. in 1911, the latter taking control after Mr. Crosland died.
Major development started in 1919 and at the end of 10 years of remark able progress the concern was taken over by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway Co., although still retaining its name.
In 1929 there was a change back to company operation in the Tilling and B.E.T. group, still with the name and tradition maintained.
The last two chapters cover the periods 1935-1939 and 1939-1948 and include details of the change of control in 1942 which made Sir J. F. Heaton chairman.
On nationalization, the author says, "When the time comes we shall give very loyal service," and "Whatever happens as regards nationalization or anything else, nobody—not even the politicians—can stop the wheels for long."
Mr. Crosland-Taylor has done full justice to his interesting subject.