Archive : Thousands Sent Home Because Of Snow

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists


Thousands of workers in the Oxford area were sent home by their employers today because of the weather.

The Pressed Steel Co., at Cowley, sent home 1,500′ workers because lorries travelling between the car factories at Cowley and the Midlands were held up on snow-blocked roads. Morris Motors sent workers home at midday because car bodies were unable to get through to the factory from the Pressed Steel Co. at Swindon. Snow prevented most of the manual workers at Smiths Motor Accessories, at Witney, from getting to work, and at the M.G. Car Company at Abingdon three out of five assembly lines ran until 4 p.m., when the factory closed.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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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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