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Dreamtime
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91 of 102  Sat 29th Oct 2016 3:19am  
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Thanks Anne, That must be going back a while. I was hoping to hear of more celebrities, I can imagine there was quite a few.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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92 of 102  Sat 29th Oct 2016 4:02am  
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I know Edward the 8th bought a new Alvis but did not collect from the factory - it was shipped to his house in Paris.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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93 of 102  Sat 29th Oct 2016 4:20am  
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Dreamtime
94 of 102  Sat 29th Oct 2016 6:12am  
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charabanc
Coventry
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95 of 102  Sun 30th Oct 2016 9:37pm  
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If anyone has an obscure question about Alvis, a distant relative of mine is the official Alvis historian and I could make an enquiry of him on their behalf.
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bohica
coventry
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96 of 102  Sun 30th Oct 2016 9:46pm  
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Was there ever a fully equipped hospital underneath? Wink
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David H
Lancashire
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97 of 102  Sun 30th Oct 2016 10:42pm  
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The three cars pictured outside the Alvis works in I think 1991 are all from the Coventry Transport Museum collection. BO 2481 (if I've read it correctly) is the oldest surviving Alvis, a 1920 10/30 model. UL 2046 is a 1928 front wheel drive model, and 1 ALV is a 1965 TE21 model that belonged to the Alvis chairman J.J. Parkes. Edited by member, 30th Oct 2016 10:48 pm
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Prof
Gloucester
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98 of 102  Tue 3rd Jan 2017 3:31pm  
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Super picture NeilsYard. My grandfather lived in Malvern Road, top of Holyhead Road and was a skilled toolmaker at Alvis. I still have his wartime works pass.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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99 of 102  Tue 2nd Jan 2018 1:41pm  
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As has been discussed before - the original Alvis works in 1934 which were east of the bridge - visible on the right here.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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100 of 102  Tue 2nd Jan 2018 5:15pm  
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And a slightly later one as they started to expand on to the new site west of the bridge. Can anyone confirm when the original site closed?
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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101 of 102  Tue 2nd Jan 2018 7:06pm  
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Hi Neil, in the archive it says that British Leyland sold it in 1981. A Telegraph article says Alvis moved to Walsgrave in 1990 and to Telford in 1999.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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102 of 102  Wed 3rd Jan 2018 11:18am  
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Sorry Anne I meant the site on the town side of the bridge Wave
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