This collection consists of four series:  Personal papers and miscellaneous;  Durham, Churchill & Co;  Foresight Ltd; and  Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co, all further described within. Neither the personal papers nor business records are complete as such, but they do offer a good insight into the life and activities of Frank Churchill.
Frank Churchill collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Frank Churchill's association with the transport industry started in 1900 with Durham, Churchill & Co, builders of the Hallamshire car, and noted for their charabancs. In 1909 he joined J & E Hall Ltd, manufacturers of Hallford commercial vehicles, where he was to become a general manager. Churchill also appears to have been involved in some capacity with Commer Cars Ltd, and the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co. He took an active interest in the commercial vehicle industry and was a member of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), holding the position of vice-president in 1922, treasurer in 1923, as well as chairing numerous committees. (Source: contemporary records)
In the absence of any coherent order and limited documentation, the collection has been arranged into four series, reflecting the focus of the material (itself incomplete). A distinction has been made between personal papers and the various business concerns identified, but the material has otherwise been left as found.
Conditions Governing Access
Open to researchers, by appointment. For further information, please see: nationalmotormuseum.org.uk/Motoring_research_service
Description created by Helen Sumping, Jul 2014.
Conditions Governing Use
Please apply to the Archivist if you would like to make any copy of the material.
The collection was formerly held by the National Motor Museum's Reference Library, having been donated by Guy Churchill [presumably Frank Churchill's son] c. 1980.