Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby tstewart » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:09 pm

Great photos, a bit of history. The Great Aunt looks like the only one in party mood.
Does anyone have any other factory photos maybe taken from outside to give an idea of how big the factory was?
I love this type history and wonder if it is worth a section of its own.
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby Paul Slootheer » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:58 pm

These are lovely pictures! Wish there where more of those inside photographs of the Works!
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby alan.moore » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:19 pm

Have a look at this site. A good Aerial photograph of the Ariel works

http://www.arielcycles.me.uk/factories.htm
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby alan.moore » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:45 pm

And here is an extract I took from the 1938 Ordnance survey mapping showing the factory

Ariel works OS map 1938.pdf
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby tstewart » Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:35 am

Thanks Alan great info about the works.
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby adrie.degraaff » Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:58 am

Paul Slootheer wrote:These are lovely pictures! Wish there where more of those inside photographs of the Works!

I have plenty but will only use them behind the passworth, so make a new item-section and put the pictures there, if this site is big enough, social media is not the right place for it.
The Ariel club has them to.

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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby tstewart » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:39 pm

Yes I would like to see a new history section also.
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby alan.moore » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:23 pm

I would like to see a history section here as well. Behind the password is the right way to go
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby jerry.mortimore » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:37 pm

These pictures are of the despatch department decorated for the May 1937 Coronation of King George VI. The second picture was used in the Motor Cycle and Cycle Trader twice, once in May and also in Dec 31st 1937 in their review of the year.
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Re: Fantastic pics of Ariel factory

Postby paul.jameson » Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:30 pm

Well at least I got the model year correct! What a great way to celebrate.
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