Alvis Factory - Coventry,UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Superted
N 52° 24.697 W 001° 31.663
30U E 600140 N 5807840
Quick Description: This is the site of the former Alvis factory, demolished in the 1989 and is now a retail park.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/16/2008 10:39:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM4F7M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
Views: 66

Long Description:
This was the site of the Alvis factory from 1922 until it closed in the 1980s. For most of its existance the factory produced the iconic Alvis cars and later the military vehicles.

The factory suffered bomb damage in WWII but resumed production in 1946. During this period the factory was also producing arecraft engines for Rolls-Royce.

Production of cars ceased on the site in 1967 but military vehicle manufacture continued.

The shopping centre on the site is called the Alvis retail Park and was opened by Princess Margaret in 1992.



Websites:
Alvis Cars on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvis_Cars
Alvis Owners Club:- www.alvisoc.org
Alvis Fighting Vehicle Society: www.afvsociety.co.uk
Alvis Register: www.alvisregister.com
Product manufactured here: Alvis cars and military vehicles

Web Page: [Web Link]

Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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