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Percy Fritz Swain

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Percy Fritz Swain (1912-1974) of H. R. Owen, and Swain Group (Motors)

1912 September 30th. Born in Chorlton cum Hardy in a family of fourteen children

Educated privately.

Opened a number of car dealerships in the North of England and acquired agencies for Bentley and Rolls-Royce

1946 Bought H. R. Owen

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