Colonial and Empire Visitors.
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The following announcement, which was issued by the C.M.U.A. about the middle of January, continues to be widely quoted in the Press, both at home and in the Colonies : " The Commercial Motor Users Association has under consideration the matter of affording facilities to Colonial visitors who will be in this country for the Coronation. The growth of motor transport in the United Kingdom is attracting more and more attention throughout the Dominions and Colonies, with the result that a number of inquiries for information and inspection facilities have reached the Association. An analysis of the correspondence shows that interest is by no means limited to any one branch of use. For example, the Association has been asked to try to arrange a scheme of conducted visits to the depots or estates of owners who are employing commercial motors in the following classes of service
amongst others : motor omnibus, motorcab, motor mail, parcel conveyance, tradesmen's delivery, haulage contract work, municipal duties, fire-brigade calls, furniture removals, agricultural purposes (ploughing, reaping, binding, threshing, hauling, etc),, running on sandy or marshy ground, country passenger service, rail ears, and grass and road rolling. Representative owners have already consented to throw open their despatch and transport departments to accredited visitors, during the months of May, June, and July, and it is believed that these practical acts of co-operation and hospitality will be appreciated by many Coronation-year visitors, who may wish to be adequately informed on the spot of the methods by which Great Britain has won her lead in all matters pertaining to the effective use of heavy motor vehicles. The arrangements are in the hands of the secretary, 112, Piccadilly, W." [Now, Pall Mall.—ED.11