Papers of the Transport Development Group plc

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes and shareholding records of the following companies: Arnold's Transport (1941) Ltd., Leicester; Beck & Pollitzer Ld., Beck and Pollitzer Electric Ltd., Beck and Pollitzer - Strand Electric Ltd., Beck and Pollitzer Road Transport Ltd., Beck and Pollitzer (Overseas) Ltd., J. Benton Ltd., Blake & Company (Haulage) Ltd., Bristol Warehousing & Storage Company Ltd., Caledonian Wharfage Company Ltd., J.W. Catton (I.B.S.) Ltd., A. & J. Clark Ltd., Clwyd Steamship Company Ltd., Clydebank Haulage Company Ltd., Continental Seaways Ltd., William Dalziel & Company Ltd., H. Evers (Aggregates) Ltd., Fishers Wharves Ltd., James Fraser Transport Service Ltd., Furley and Company Ltd., Gielissen Ltd. (L.H. Gielissen, Eindhoven), Ham Wharfage Company Ltd., John Harling Ltd., Hartlepools Motor Haulage Company Ltd., Incentive Garages Ltd.,m Isherwood & Company Ltd., John Jackson (Contractors Ltd., J. Leftley Ltd., Leith Haulage Ltd., Leyland Tankers Ltd., Link Line (Continental) Ltd., London & Welsh Transport Service Ltd., C.Lowe & Son Ltd., Peter McCallum & Sons Ltd., McKelvie & Company Ltd., McKelvie & Company (Manchester) Ltd., Main Transport Company Ltd., Merseyside Transport Services Ltd., Robert Mitchell & Company (Contractors) Ltd., Monkland Transport Ltd., Mountfield Transport and Engineering Company Ltd., National Wharf (Rotherhide) Ltd., Old Hall Garage & Engineering Company Ltd., W. & J. Parker (Haulage Contractors) Ltd., Pratts Road Transport Ltd., Quay Property Company Ltd., Queensgate Motors (1954) Ltd., R.A.S.P. Traders Ltd., H.J. & C.H. Redge Ltd., Riding Transport (Halifax) Ltd., D. Robert & Sons (Haulage Contractors) Ltd., Russell of Bathgate Ltd., Scandinavian Ferry Trailers Ltd., Shenstone Transport Company Ltd., Shiftrail Ltd., J.A. Smith (Enderby) Ltd., O. Smith (Haulage) Ltd., Square Grip Reinforcement Exports Ltd., J.Stirland (Warehousing) Company Ltd., S.W. Taylor's Transport Ltd., Thames Dry Dock & Engineering Company Ltd., Thomas Brothers (Thornham) Ltd., Trinity Wharf Company Ltd. Rotherhithe, Union Transit Company Ltd., Vokins & Company Ltd., Walsh Brothers & Company Ltd., West Ferry Wharfage Company Ltd., Williams Brothers Group, Queensferry, Williams Brothers (Bangor) Ltd., Williams Brothers (Denbigh) Ltd., Williams Brothers (Hereford) Ltd., Williams Brothers (Ruabon) Ltd., Wright & Company (King's Cross) Ltd., Yorkshire Pure Ice & Cold Storage Ltd., Transport Development Group.

Administrative / Biographical History

A collection of records of companies acquired by the National Road Haulage and Warehousing Transport Development Group.

Reference: Catalogue to the collection.


The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see It is compatible with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the Business Archives Council in 1986.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level description is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom. A file level catalogue is also available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

An authority record exists for the Transport Development Group (GB 0152 AAR2229).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.


Further deposits are not expected.