Made in Abingdon

MG Made in Abingdon


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Here, from the memories of many men and women, is an intimate account of what it was like to work in MG’s Abingdon factory.

From tea trolley to production line and from apprentice to manager, this book includes memorable events, romance, tragedy, humour, motorsport, and the lead up to factory closure.

MG was a home-grown concept that became an international success, bringing the small market town of Abingdon onto the global map. MG – Made in Abingdon recounts the inside story of the famous factory, recognising that the most important aspect of MG’s success was its team – the tea-boys and girls, the shop floor workers, the engineers and racers, the apprentices and management. From memories of the production line to recollections of racing incidents, the untold story of MG from the men and women who worked in the Abingdon factory is revealed for the first time in a book that is both nostalgic and historically important.

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Read about real life in the Abingdon MG factory – Bob Frampton

• What was the factory like during World War Two?
• MG – the marque that made Abingdon famous worldwide
• What was international rallying really like?
• The story of the people on the assembly line
• Personal accounts of the Abingdon story from those who were there
• Tales of triumph, romance, and tragedy
• The Golden Jubilee, beauty queens, and closure
• Investigates the reason for the factory closure – could it have been avoided?
• How did the people involved cope with the end of an era