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Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

1,000 Car Body Men Without Work
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT OXFORD. SEPT. 24

About 1,000 car body workers at the Cowley factory of the Pressed Steel Company are without work today. Of these, 600 make bodies for the Rootes Group’s Super Minx. They are working only three days this week and will report back on Wednesday.

About 60 workers making bodies for the larger B.M.C. cars are at home today and will return tomorrow. Most of the remainder are from the paint and press shops. The Rootes Group said today: “This is a domestic matter for the Pressed Steel Company. and is not due in any way to a cut back in our schedules. There will be no effect in Coventry. at least for the time being.”

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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