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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:46 am 
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The Mini 'Cooper' as mentioned below.........actually a Nov 1961 Morris 850cc.

"The Nostalgia Garden will feature a vintage 1967 Mini Cooper and Nuffield Tractor, both famously constructed in Birmingham. Look out for the original Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record on the back seat of the mini, another famous icon from year 1967!"
http://www.thehappygardeners.co.uk/news ... irmingham/

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"Paul Stone designed The Nostalgia Garden as a wistful scene from the past 50 years, with a garden nursery shop, village store and period garage, complete with a Mini Cooper and tractor. The garden has a humpback bridge and bubbling stream – and even a Flymo lawnmower which first went on sale 50 years ago"

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:05 am 
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Looks as if it would have been hard to get anything much bigger than a Mini beside those pumps to fill up with fuel!
Nice Mini. One of mine - a rare "Super" which I wish I still owned - had a "DD" registration.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:22 am 
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It's great to see 'Made in Birmingham' being pushed home but they do need to display products made in Birmingham and not Coventry!

I came up through the 1960s living on a farm and naturally driving tractors. The tractor featured in the photographs is a Massey-Ferguson 35 and not a Nuffield Tractor! Yes, made up the road in Coventry from 1956 onwards and the successor to the little grey Fergie 20.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massey_Ferguson_35

Fly on the wall heard this following conversation. 'Look we need a Nuffield Tractor for the display.' 'But I can't get hold of one.' 'OK, then let's use a Massey Ferguson, no-one will ever know the difference.'


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:33 pm 
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It's great to see 'Made in Birmingham' being pushed home but they do need to display products made in Birmingham and not Coventry!

And the Mini was quite likely built in Oxford :? :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:27 pm 
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....maybe just say "built in the midlands'....that should cover it!

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