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R. Lawrance has been elected chairman of the Fife Lothians

8th April 1966, Page 30
8th April 1966
Page 30
Page 30, 8th April 1966 — R. Lawrance has been elected chairman of the Fife Lothians
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and Borders area of the Scottish Division of the TRTA for the ensuing year, with J. W. R. White as vice-chairman. In the Angus and Perth area, A. M. Wilkie has been elected chairman. In the Sussex area of the London and Homes Counties division, B. A. Budd has been elected chairman, with A. A. Coates and A. Jotham as vice-chairmen. In the Hull and East Riding area of the Yorkshire Division, H. W. Stark has been elected chairman, with W. R. Newlove and N. Mower vice-chairmen. in the Carlisle area of the Northern Division, P. L. Kemp has been elected chairman, with G. Wilson as vice-chairman.

D. J. M. Durbin has been appointed transport manager of Lloyd's Transport and Warehousing Co. (Manchester) Ltd. Mr. Durbin was formerly group transport manager with the Fuller Group.

R. W. (Bob) Brewer has relinquished his position as contracts manager with Thos. Harrington Ltd. to join Alf. Moseley Ltd. (main Bedford coach dealers) of Loughborough, as works manager. Mr. Brewer joined Harrington in 1930, since when he has held various administrative positions. C. J. (Chris) Lane, formerly of Duple Group Sales Ltd., who has been in charge of sales administration at Blackpool, has joined Alf. Moseley Ltd. as contracts manager, An on-the-spot examination of the varied transport conditions and vehicle operation of 11 countries is to be made in a six-week tour by two senior engineering executives of the Leyland Motors Group. They are J. Milloy, the recently promoted engineering manager of Albion Motors Ltd., and J. McGowan, chief body engineer of Leyland Motors Ltd. L. J. Portman, export manager of Leyland, will join them in Iran part way through the tour.

J. R. Horn has been elected chairman of the Wessex Centre of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, with W. G. Shearman as vicechairman.

The a.g.m. of the London and Home Counties Centre of the Motor and Cycle Trade Benevolent Fund (BEN) was held last week. Included in the officers elected for the ensuing year were L. Levy, chairman, and W. H. Wyse, vice-chairman. After 51 years in business, first in shipping and forwarding and then in road haulage, J. Wilfred Gannicliffe, manager of Silver Roadways Ltd., Liverpool, from 1954 to 1965, since when he has been in an advisory capacity, has retired. Mr. Gannicliffe is chairman of the Merseyside and District section of the Institute or Transport, being the first road haulage representative to hold that position, and is vice-chairman of the transport committee of the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. He started Silver Roadways, a subsidiary of Tate and Lyle Ltd., in Liverpool in 1954. His successor is S. A. Tallintire.

P. G. Jeffeock has been elected chairman of the Tees-side, sub-area of the Northern area of the RHA, with A. Darley and H. C. Forster as vice-chairmen. In the West Cumberland subarea, H. Pickthall has been elected chairman, with J. C. Lee and A. Lavery as vice-chairmen.

J. L. Paisley has been appointed chief highway engineer in the Ministry of Transport, in succession to J. G. Smith, who is shortly relinquishing his post for health reasons. Mr. Paisley who is 56. held appointments with both contractors and consultants and the West Sussex County Council before joining the engineering staff of the Ministry in 1937. He became divisional road engineer, North Western, in 1960.

Following annual elections of the sub-areas and functional groups of the North Western (Eastern) area of the RHA, the following have been elected for the ensuing year. G. G: Stanfield, chairman, Burnley sub-area, with J. Wormwell as vice-chairman; J. T. Price, chairman, Central Cheshire sub-area, with W. D. R. Cannon as vice-chairman; W. H. Sheldon, chairman, Central Lancashire sub-area, with J. Hall as vice-chairman; E. Keeling, chairman, East Cheshire sub-area, with J. Bratt as vice-chairman; W. R. Wilson, chairman, Manchester and Salford sub-area, with A. Wilkinson as vice-chairman; F. Rudman, chairman, South-east Lancashire sub-area, with S. Thornton and F. Gartside as vice-chairmen; H. A. Caunce, chairman, North Lancashire sub-area, with J. Goodier, W. Holgate and H. Robinson as vice-chairmen; S. Caulfield, chairman, express carrier's group, with V. A. Neatherway as vice-chairman; J. L. Boughey, chairman, milk carriers' group; 3. Gilbraith, chairman, tipping group, with .1. Goodier as vicechairman.

G. E. Watson has been appointed district traffic superintendent for the North Western district of British Road Services Ltd. He was formerly operating superintendent in the same district. A. R. Dixon has been appointed manager of the Kentish Town branch of BRS. He was formerly operating assistant at the Birmingham branch of BRS.

At the annual general meeting of the London Centre of the Institute of Traffic Administration, J. Gibson (Shell-IVIex and BP Ltd.) was elected chairman for 1966-7, with .1. B. Hill (Shell-Mex and BP Ltd.) as vice-chairman.

K. Holmes, traffic manager with East Yorkshire Motor Services Ltd., has been appointed to a similar post with the Northern General Transport Co. Ltd., Gateshead. He succeeds L. S. Higgins, who is now general manager of the City of Oxford Motor Services Ltd. Clifford W. Baker, who has been director responsible for BMC commercial vehicle sales in the home market since 1964, is to become director of home and export sales for BMC commercial vehicles and has been appointed to the board of BMC Export Sales Ltd. Mr. Baker, who is 50, served his apprenticeship at Wolseley Motors Ltd.

The following have been appointed executive directors of Guy Motors Ltd.: .1. B. Earl (quality control (group)); C. Elliott (engineering); H. Harwood (works); J. J. Johnson (sales); J. McMillan (supplies (group)).

David Dominy has been appointed transport manager and assistant traffic manager of A. Saunders and Son (Harpenden) Ltd., replacing Charles Colley, whq has left the company after many years service to take up an appointment in another field. Mr. David Dominy will be assisted by a new staff member, John Dominy. Another newcomer is Herbert Turner, appointed personal assistant to the general manager, Albert Herrington.

Geoffrey and David Dove, twin sons of the late Leo Dove, founder of L. F. Dove Ltd., have been appointed joint managing directors of the Dove Group. J. E. Lindblom has been appointed a director. The appointments follow the retirement of A. M. J. Duck as joint deputy chairman of L. F. Dove and chairman of /vIiIne and Russell Ltd., after 44 years with the latter company.

Alex Lyon, a West Riding (Yorks) barrister who is calling for an investigation into the finances of large State-owned bus companies throughout Britain, won the seat for Labour at York in the General Election. He had a majority of 6,100 over the Conservative candidate.

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