Trent Take Over Pre-1914 Business
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THE Trent Motor Traction Co., Ltd., have taken over the business of E. Naylor and Sons, Ltd., South Normanton, Derbys, who have been in the industry since before the 1914-18 war. Four double-deck buses and five coaches were included in the purchase.
Naylor's operations included a stage service between Alfreton and Mansfield, which was co-ordinated with a Trent service, and an express service from South Normanton to Derby for football matches. Excursions and tours were also run. Trent will continue to operate from Naylor's premises.
FUEL STORAGE BAN HITS COAL HAULIERS
DIFFICULTIES caused to hauliers of coal and coke, following a recent High Court ruling forbidding the storage of fuel in school playgrounds during the summer, were mentioned to the Yorkshire Deputy Licensing Authority when Mr. A. E. Maynard, Normanby, sought an extra B licence and an extension of radius from 15-30 miles.
Applicant said that to keep drivers fully employed during the summer, when he could not now deliver to North Riding schools, he carried building materials. He was restricted by his licence and radius limits.
The Authority said that he could do nothing for the applicant but grant the extra B licence without any radius extension.
NEW ROOTES BOARD APPOINTMENTS COLLOWING the appointment of Mr. Geoffrey Rootes as deputy chairman and managing director of the manufacturing companies of the Rootes Group, Mr. Brian Rootes, the second son of Sir William Rootes, chairman of Rootes Motors, Ltd., has become managing director of Rootes, Ltd. This concern will now have two divisional boards. One will control home distribution and the other the group's
exports. Mr. Brian Rootes will be chairman of both these boards. Mr. Timothy Rootes, son of Sir Reginald Rootes, deputy chairman of Rootes Motors, Ltd., has been appointed director in charge of sales and service of the manufacturing companies.