MG, Made in Abingdon
Echoes from the shopfloor

27th March 2018
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MG, Made in Abingdon

Echoes from the shopfloor

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.

MG, Made in Abingdon by Bob Frampton

ISBN: 9781787112681
UPC: 6-36847-01268-7


£14.99, $24.95US

• Read about real life in the Abingdon MG factory
• 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?

Having left school at the age of 15, Bob Frampton pursued a short career in the army before returning to civilian life and completing a degree in History at Durham University. Completing a second degree in Law he taught in further education for the predominance of his working life. Upon retiring Bob became an active volunteer at Abingdon County Hall Museum, Oxfordshire, where his research has uncovered much of Abingdon's unwritten history, and has resulted in the unique collection of personal stories that appear in this book.

Place of birth: Aldershot, Hampshire • Hometown: Abingdon • Nearest city: Oxford

V5268 • Paperback • 21x14.8cm • £14.99 • 160 pages • 81 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-68-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01268-7
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