Just a nice period picture

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Cowley factory as it once was looking north along the Eastern bypass.
(To get bearings today: the Tesco retail Park is lower right, BMW MINI Plant Oxford upper right, Audi Dealership, etc upper left by the bridge crossing the road, Business Park lower left).

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Cowley Plant "A Building" which is located at 3 o Clock just on north right side of the Roundabout on the Oxford Eastern Ring Road ( A Building is still there today BMW ) When i became a Pressed Steel Millwright in A Building my income jumped by £10 per week on Nights and that extra Tenner got me onto my 1st Mortgage . not so happy days when Ted Heath & cronies put us on a 3day Week ( time of Blackouts & Miners Strike ) so it was time to Jack.
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And a few shots from the demolition of Cowley...

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No Mini content at all, but a really great period pic.
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She'e got legs
and she knows how to use them...

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:lol: Well not an Pick Up or VAN this time, just a humble Mk3.

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Like Mark's photo , no mini content but plenty of BMC and look at the advert for Arial fags typical 60s Sheffield ;)
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This used to be quite a common sight.....Morris Minor bottom trunnion failure (or in this case Austin!)
Also looks like it happened during a 1970's dustman's strike.
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