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1958 Acquired Hoffmans of Halifax and Hoffmans of Sheffield and (in 1959) H. R. Owen. Swain Management was responsible for much of the success of the Automobile Division, which was now a major dealer in Rolls Royce and Bentley cars
1959 Acquired Joseph Tomlinson and Sons of Sheffield; also acquired the remaining parts of the Swain Group (Motors) relevant to the group including Edwards and Co (Bournemouth), Edwards and Co (Boscombe), Harold Radford (Coachbuilders), Swain Group (Services), Freestone and Webb, Hoffmans of London, Fleets Division 
1964 Acquired Winchester Motor Co