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1916 'Messrs. Sidney Westall and Co,, motor engineers, of Cheyne walk, applied for the exemption of Mr. N. W. Voree, fitter and turner, and Mr. V. H Plant, motor mechanic. —Applicant stated that they only had 13 men left out staff 20. The two men appealed for were the only skilled men left at the Cheyne-walk branch. It was impossible to employ females and the firm were engaged in work for War Office officials, the Red Cross, and the Canadian Expeditionary Force. these men were taken the branch would have to be closed down They were also engaged certain work to do with munitions.'
1924 '...the "Stonor Arms," under the shelter of Lord Camoys' place, near Henley, and cuddling down in that fold of the Chilterns that boasts the redoubtable "Alms Hill." The hotel little, but deuced good is at the foot of this breakneck pimple. It is now kept by Mr. Sidney Westall, who is not only a sahib, but one of the best-known and most successful of competition motorists....'
1924 '...the Stonor Arms, near Henley....the inscription over the door now says that no less a person than Sidney C. Westal is licensed to sell all sorts of good things....I heard he had retired into the country...'