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#542470 - 13/11/18 09:52 AM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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That's a great find, I'm really pleased for you. Well done!
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#542487 - 13/11/18 12:44 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. The next week and a half are going to pass VERY slowly until I pick her up! First trip will to Worcester to take my Dad out for a spin (first time back in a Morgan for him since the early '60's).

The factory have asked me to pop in as well, but might wait until after Christmas for that.
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#542489 - 13/11/18 12:59 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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What a great heartwarming story and really good that the factory have invited you too, great stuff a very special car thumbs.
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#542497 - 13/11/18 01:37 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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Originally Posted By TBM

The factory have asked me to pop in as well, but might wait until after Christmas for that.

Have a great trip to Worcester.
Several factory tour guides have a presence here on TM so do let us know when you are going to visit! smile
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#542500 - 13/11/18 01:51 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By TBM

The factory have asked me to pop in as well, but might wait until after Christmas for that.

Have a great trip to Worcester.
Several factory tour guides have a presence here on TM so do let us know when you are going to visit! smile


Thank you - I've been round many times with Grandad - he retired in '75 but I used to go with him when he popped back to catch up with all his mates. They were always very keen to show off any 'new' technology or changes that they'd brought in - I was there shortly after they started using the FIAT engine, I can clearly remember the excitement when they purchased their first powdercoater, and I think there was also a change from treating the wooden frames by hand to some form of 'dip' tank smile smile

I think my last trip was about '86, I'd just passed my driving test and drove him over. Be interesting to see how much has changed (or not!) since then.....


Edited by TBM (13/11/18 01:54 PM)
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#542501 - 13/11/18 01:57 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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Have they still got the stuffed owl in the roof of the main showroom?
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#542502 - 13/11/18 02:00 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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No he's been moved - you will see him on your visit but I won't spoil the surprise for you.
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#542509 - 13/11/18 02:36 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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You'll see a lot of changes since your last visit then smile
You will need to start in the visitor centre on Spring Lane, to the north side of the factory. Information is on the web site.
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#542516 - 13/11/18 02:53 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
You'll see a lot of changes since your last visit then smile
You will need to start in the visitor centre on Spring Lane, to the north side of the factory. Information is on the web site.


Just had a look on Google Earth - wow, a lot has changed. Even the big water tank at the bottom of the hill seems to have gone.
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#542950 - 15/11/18 06:21 PM Re: Hello from Northants! [Re: TBM]
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Originally Posted By TBM


I think my last trip was about '86, I'd just passed my driving test and drove him over. Be interesting to see how much has changed (or not!) since then.....


Congratulations on the 4-seater - I had one myself back in the 1980's. Enjoy your visit - I think you will find that much has changed since you were last there!

If you haven't done so already you might like to watch a programme Thames TV made about the Factory back in 1975.

http://youtu.be/LuDS23vjlaY


Edited by paulmog (15/11/18 07:53 PM)
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