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5th August 1955, Page 34
5th August 1955
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MR. A. R. M. ELLis, barrister-at-law, has been appointed East Midland Deputy Licensing Authority.

MR. R. W. MCCRONE, chairman of Sentinel (Shrewsbury), Ltd., has retired from the board. He has been replaced by MR. J. T. RYMER, managing director. MR. E. BRUCE BALL has been elected a director.

LIEUT. CDR. J. W. THORNYCROVE, chairman and managing director of Transport Equipment (Thornycroft), Ltd., has been elected chairman of the British Transport Vehicle Manufacturers' Association.

MR. DOUGLAS. WILKINSON, for the past five years assistant works manager -of Parrs (Leicester), Ltd., has been appointed service manager of H. E. Robinson and Co. (Jamaica), Ltd., Kingston, Jamaica, distributors of vehicles and Perkins engines.

MR. E. R. PACK, manager of -dealer development at the head office of the Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., has become manager, dealer sales, Scottish division. Other new Esso appointments are as follows, former positions being in parentheses: MR. G. B. GREEN, manager, dealer development, head office (manager, dealer sales, northern division); MR. H. B. JOHNSON, assistant manager, dealer development, head office (district manager, south-western division); M. R. M. ELLiorr, manager, dealer sales, northern division (district manager, London division); MR. E. S. BRIGGS, manager, costs and operations, southwestern division (district manager, northern division); MR. M. L. McLAUGHLIN, manager, costs and operations, Midland division (district manager, Midland division); MR. C. E. RUSSELL, manager, wholesale department, northern division (deputy manager, wholesale department, northern division); MR. R. L. HILL, district manager, northern division (assistant to southern regional manager, head office); MR. W. D. PARKINSON, district manager, Scottish division (assistant to northern regional manager, head office); MR. G. E. P. ROWSON, district manager, south-western division (training assistan t, south-western division); MR. A. D. STEWART, manager, motor fuels, industrial sales department, head office (sales assistant, motor fuels, industrial sales department, head office); MR. G. G. USMAR, district manager, London division (assistant to manager, costs and operations, London division); MR. B. SLACK, manager, pump and tank department, head office (senior pump and tank engineer); MR. P. G. ANSDELL, assistant to northern regional manager, head office (assistant to district manager, northern division); MR. A. L. CAMPBELL, assistant to southern regional manager, head office (assistant to manager, costs and operations, Scottish division).


MR. ALAN RAYMENT, chairman and managing director of the Car Mart, Ltd., has flown to Rhodesia, where Car Mart (Rhodesia) (Pvt.), Ltd., have extensive interests in the distribution of Austin vehicles.

MR. J. D. C. CHURCHILL, planning officer of the London Transport Executive, has been appointed assistant secretary. He will continue to be largely responsiblefor the work previously the responsibility of the planning officer.

MR. E. DENNIS has been appointed sales manager of Automotive Engineering Co., Ltd., and the Light Production Co., Ltd. MR. E. A. M ACDONELL, southern area representative of Automotive Engineering, has become sales manager of Clews Petersen Piston Ring and Engineering Co., Ltd.

NEW ULSTER P.S.V. RULES UNDER new public service vehicle ‘,-/ regulations made by the Northern Ireland Ministry of Home Affairs, three children under 15 years of age will count now as two persons when determining the number of passengers that may be carried on private-hire buses, and on ordinary buses when children are travelling to and from school.

The carriage of a large number of standing passengers in buses specially constructed for that purpose is authorized. Circumstances have been modified in which there is no need to carry a conductor on tours. .


QF 1,091,531 goods vehicles licensed on June 30, 78,246 were under A licences, 12,692 special A, 16,942 contract A, 65,326 B, and 918,325 C.

These figures were given to Mr. E. Davies by the Minister of Transport last week. The Minister published a table (reproduced on this page) giving the numbers of vehicles under different licences owned by State and private operators.

" C.M." Gave Him First News

APPEAR1NG before the Metropolitan Licensing Authority last week to give reasons why his C licence should not • be suspended or revoked, Mr. G. J. Bridges, 34 Sandhurst Road, London, N.9, said that the first notice he had was the news item in The Commercial Motor (July 15).

Mr. Bridges, a sheet-metal engineer, admitted four convictions for using a C-licence vehicle for hire or reward, and a conviction for using a vehicle'for hire or reward -without a cartier's licence.

The Authority said that letters had been written to Mr. Bridges on July 9 and July 12. . Mr. Bridges replied that he had not enough time to get legal aid and the particulars he wished to present to the Authority. The hearing was adjourned until late September. .

Mr. Bridges saidthat on nearly every occasion he had carried for hire or reward he had been detected. The Authority stated that the police and enforcement officers were some of the most efficient officials in the country.


Vregret to record the death of MR. IAMES BAXTER and MR. H. C. SMITH.

Mr.. Baxter was the chairman and • founder of Baxter's Bus Services, Ltd., Airdrie and Coatbridge, who have over 50 buses„ He was 89. Mr. Smith was sales manager of Coombs Commercial (Guildford), Ltd., for nearly 25 years. He had been engaged in the motor industry for the whole of his working life.

MR. NEAL TO READ PAPER THE executive council of the Municipal Passenger Transport Association have invited Mr. A. F. Neal, general manager of ,Manchester Transport Department, to present a paper at the Association's annual conference at Portsmouth from September 27-30. He will deal with "Operating Standards."

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