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Arthur George Fenn

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Arthur 'Archie' George Fenn (1891- ) of Hayes, Fenn and Co, Mortimer Motor Market and the D. E. W. Engineering Co

1891 May 18th. Born in East Molseley the son of Thomas Edward Fenn, a Stockbroker, and his wife Amelia Jane

1906 Joined Crown Engineering Works which ceased to trade in 1908

1909 Formed of Hayes, Fenn and Co and Mortimer Motor Market

1909 See A. G. Fenn and Co and the Mab motor cycle

1910 Joined Rex Engineering Co

1910 Arthur George Fenn, the well-known racing motorcyclist Brooklands, had his license suspended for six months at Godalming, in addition to being fined for three offences against the Motor Car Act.[1]

1911 Joined Humber

1911 'Coventry magistrates yesterday fined Arthur George Fenn, of 40, Bedford-street, Coventry, £3 and costs for riding a motor-cycle at a speed dangerous to the public in Queen's road'[2]

of the D. E. W. Engineering Co

1913 Joined BSA

1914 Arthur George Fenn, of the Dew Engineering Works, Eynsford, was fined £5 and costs at the Croydon County Bench Saturday for driving a motor-car at excessive speed. Defendant, who was said to have been driving at the rate of thirty miles an hour, was convicted twelve times during the four years ending 1911 for various offences under the Motor-Car Acts, but not all since that year.[3]

1915 Arthur George Fenn, of Harringay, was summoned for driving motor cycle at an excessive speed.[4]

1915 Joined Guthrie and Co with short time in Army but discharged as unfit

1918 Joined Lington Engineering Co

1919 Joined Martinsyde

1920 Joined Raleigh Cycle Co

1921 Joined Martinsyde (again)

1926 Married(2) in Wandsworth to Helen Adelaide Cole

1926 Joined the Anglo-American Oil Co

1929 Application to join IMechE where he states (incorrectly) that he was born 1888 May 18th.

1939 Gained Aviators Certificate 18678. Of Downend, Bristol.

1939 Living at Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire: Arthur G. Fenn (born 1891), Mechanical Engineer. With Helen A. Fenn (born 1907).[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) - Tuesday 05 July 1910
  2. Birmingham Daily Gazette - Friday 11 August 1911
  3. West Sussex County Times - Saturday 06 June 1914
  4. Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette - Friday 02 July 1915
  5. 1939 Census