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New materials available on the Archive site
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Recent additions to the Archive Website include…

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Leaving Longbridge in October 1928 she and a friend first crossed the United States, then on to New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon, India and then back across Europe.   She eventually returned to England reaching Dover in May 1929. Gladys had many adventures and the Austin ran faultlesly proving Britain’s efficiency in small car production and adding much credibility to the model. Hers was the first circumnavigation of the globe in a car by a woman. Gladys died in 1969 at the age of eighty.

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One of his earliest memories is waking up on the back seat of his dad’s Seven as late at night they arrived at the family home in Welling, Kent. That was in the mid-1930s. By 1952 Ken was in the R.A.F. and in need of a car – and a driving licence. He spotted an ad for a 1927 Chummy and borrowed £29.19s.6d from a pal in order to buy it.


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The most recent addition to this collection comes from Russell Curtis, one of our Australian members, who has kindly donated around 120 brochures and general Seven literature which the Archives did not possess. These have now been digitised and are available below, our thanks go to Russell for this generous donation.

Look out for further announcements in the coming weeks on more material to be published.

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#2
fabulous stuff! - the brochures are an enormous list now...
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#3
Thanks for letting us know and thanks to Russell and others for sharing the documents.
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#4
Several of the 'new' brochures are coming up as Error 404 - Not Found.
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#5
Thanks Mike. I've just had a look through and linked to each of the Brochures, new and old, but haven't been able to find any that didn't work. Could you (or anyone else for that matter who comes across any malfunctions) drop a note to archiveproject@a7ca.org with the details and we'll make corrections..

many thanks...

Edit: Just to say that there were some broken links initially, but those have now been corrected.
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#6
Quite extraordinary resource - well done all and many thanks to Russell, fabulous gesture!

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#7
Fabulous stuff Russell, thank you so much.
Worth a mention are the delightful diaries of Miss de Havilland featured in the early 1929 editions of “ The Austin Magazine “. Her stop over in Hollywood when she notes seeing Gloria Swanson driving a little French car also Greta Garbo out shopping.. wow ! Quite a woman.
Whatever happened to her “ Baby” I wonder ?
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#8
Brilliant and useful addition to the Archive. Thank you Russell!
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