June 2019 Updates

Recent additions to the Archive Website include…

Gladys de Havilland
Leaving Longbridge in October 1928 she and a friend first crossed the United States, then on to New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon, India and then back across Europe.   She eventually returned to England reaching Dover in May 1929. Gladys had many adventures and the Austin ran faultlesly proving Britain’s efficiency in small car production and adding much credibility to the model. Hers was the first circumnavigation of the globe in a car by a woman. Gladys died in 1969 at the age of eighty.

Ken Cooke Interview
One of his earliest memories is waking up on the back seat of his dad’s Seven as late at night they arrived at the family home in Welling, Kent. That was in the mid-1930s. By 1952 Ken was in the R.A.F. and in need of a car – and a driving licence. He spotted an ad for a 1927 Chummy and borrowed £29.19s.6d from a pal in order to buy it.

Show Brochures
The most recent addition to this collection comes from Russell Curtis, one of our Australian members, who has kindly donated around 120 brochures and general Seven literature which the Archives did not possess. These have now been digitised and are available below, our thanks go to Russell for this generous donation.

Look out for further announcements in the coming weeks on more material to be published.

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