Articles tagged David Salomons

Page 36 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, August 1976

Chauffeur's Corner

Having interviewed the Miss Davieses' chauffeur of Gregynog Hall, I was encouraged to trace his opposite number, who worked for their brother, Lord Davies of nearby Plas Dinam. It was a case of driving to a pleasant Montgomeryshire village, the main road through which runs parallel with the River Severn, and seeking out Mr. Alfred Chapman. He retired at 70, a good many years ago, but his memory...

Page 92 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, July 1996

The First Motor Show?

Something for historians to ponder and perhaps debate? In 1971 the Guinness book of Car Facts & Feats gave this as the "motor show" staged by Sir David Salomons at Tunbridge Wells in October 1895, and in its 1994 edition adds the first indoor exhibition, at the Agricultural Hall, London, that November. No dispute with that. But it may not be generally known that some motor vehicles were also...

Page 62 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, January 1995

Before The Act

The English are great on anniversaries. Which is why the VCC, encouraged by my learned friend Malcom Jeal, is arranging for Victorian motors to drive next summer over some of the route taken by the Hon Evelyn Ellis, son of Lord Howard de Walden, in 1895 on his 3½ hp Daimler-engined Panhard-Levassor, from Micheldever to Datchet. 1 suggested 22 years ago that someone with an appropriate veteran...

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