Making Cars at Cowley: From Morris to MINI

Making Cars at Cowley: From Morris to MINI

by Gillian Bardsle, Stephen Laing


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752491462
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Gillian Bardsley is a social historian with a special interest in the rise and fall of the motor industry in Britain. She attended Edinburgh University to study History and Social Anthropology which she taught at Cape Town University. She has been archivist for the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust since 1990 and has contributed to many TV, radio and magazine interviews about the motor industry. The original edition was co-written with Stephen Laing, curator at the Heritage Motor Centre.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

1 The Changing Face of Cowley 7

2 William Morris: Making a Start 17

3 The Move to Mass Production 29

4 The Revolution in Coachbuilding 49

5 A Gift for Publicity 63

6 Behind the Scenes 79

7 Second World War 99

8 Post-War Boom, Takeover and Merger 113

9 Mechanisation: From BL to BMW 137

10 A Car Named Morris, 1913-84 159

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