Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,675 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

T. Cowie

From Graces Guide

of Sunderland, car dealer

1938 Company incorporated. The Cowie family opened a second-hand motorcycle shop in Sunderland.

1994 Renamed Cowie Group

Operated bus services in London

1996 Acquired British Bus, North East Bus and County Bus, making the group a leading bus operator. Continued to expand the dealerships and the motor hire operations.[1]

1997 Renamed Arriva plc

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Sources of Information

  1. 1996 Annual report
  • Companies house filings