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PostSubject: MINI to celebrate the centenary of Cowley   20th December 2012, 20:23



MINI will be celebrating a centenary of car production at its factory in Oxford. BMW may call the factory ‘Plant Oxford’, but most car enthusiasts still refer to it as Cowley – the site that the first ‘Bullnose’ Morris rolled off the line in 1913.
The main centenary date will be 28 March. This is exactly 100 years after the first Morris was built. Plant Oxford will host a commemorative exhibition, and MINI wants to hear from ex-employees and the families of ex-employees, who would like to share photos and memories from the plant over the last 100 years.
Since 1913 tens of thousands of people – 26,000 at the peak in the 1950s and 60s – have worked on the site building over 11,000,000 cars. Cars built at Cowley have been a diverse bunch – with marques including Austin-Healey, MG, Wolseley, Riley, Austin, Mini, Vanden Plas, Princess, Triumph, Rover, Honda, and Sterling. Morris is the most associated with Cowley, but more Minis (classic and post-BMW) have been built at the factory.

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PostSubject: Re: MINI to celebrate the centenary of Cowley   20th December 2012, 21:43

Thanks for that martin

I looking forward to the factory tour next year


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PostSubject: Re: MINI to celebrate the centenary of Cowley   20th December 2012, 23:26

A nugget I've picked up working for the Western Region on the railway. It's referred to as Moscow, a rather harsh abbreviation of MOrriS COWley.
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