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Hicks Acquisition Stirs Opposition

20th January 1950
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Page 36, 20th January 1950 — Hicks Acquisition Stirs Opposition
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FOLLOWING the acquisition of Hicks Bros., Ltd., Braintree, by the .British Transport Commission, a lead in the fight against nationalization in Essex is being given by Messrs. Moore Bros., of Kelvedon. They say they will resist the Eastern area scheme to the last ditch.

With headquarters at the City Coach offices at Brentwood, the firm, founded in 1815, run 35 vehicles and employ 100 people. According to Mr. Harold Moore, director and secretary, 98 per cent, of the employees are against nationalization.

At Whitley Bay, next week, the Omnibus Passengers' Protection Association will hold a public protest meeting and the chief speaker will be the secretary of the National Association of Rent and Ratepayers. An 0.P.P.A. committee has been formed in Scarborough, and in South Wales, the Association has a membtrship of over 5,000, with committees in 21 centres covering 42 towns.

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