MG Remembered

April 9, 2014

MG Trail
Display boards detailing the history of MG, and the MG in Abingdon, have recently been erected by the Mg Car Club in the small park alongside the River Ock.
MG Trail
It is another place for MG Enthusiasts to visit when they visit Abingdon – the town where MGs were made.

There are also:

  • Permanent MG exhibits in the County Hall Museum, and from Mar 17th – July 20th 2014 a special exhibition of memorabilia celebrating 90 years of the MG Marque.
  • The Boundary house Pub on the Oxford Rd – the former Home of Cecil Kimber who created the MG.
  • The MG Car Club along Cemetery Road.

Anywhere else I have missed?

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7 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. jb  |  April 10, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Glad to see this finally finished.
    My partner has a Midget and I have just purchased a MGB GT. Both live in Abingdon, too and love seeing the other MG’s driving about and parked in the square.

  • 2. steve King  |  April 10, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    Wouldn’t this have been better if was on the original site somewhere?

  • 3. John Watson  |  April 10, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    This piece of land was given to the Town Council by the head brewer of Morlands. Greene King the present owner of “Old Speckled Hen” have supported the signs. Others that supported the signs were Moss Europe, MG parts. British Motor Heritage from Witney manufactures of MG parts. Zircotec from Abingdon suppliers of exhaust treatment . Frontline from Steventon MG specialists. As well as the MG Car club ans Abingdon Town Council.

  • 4. EM  |  April 10, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I know my opinion will be deemed unpopular (though I certainly believe the MG heritage in Abingdon should be recognised) but wouldn’t it have been better if the top of Drayton road was widened to allow a separate lane for turning left into Marcham Road?

  • 5. John Watson  |  April 12, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    EM. I suggested that some years ago with a single track road to be built on that side of the existing bridge. Was told not possible.

  • 6. Carl & Kate Fritz  |  April 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Missed MG-related sites in AoT:

    *(Magic) Midget pub Once a popular lunch spot for MG staff. Same for the White Horse Pub

    *Former MG Administration Building at end of Cemetery Rd. (Now “cleverly” concealed as apartments & offices)

    *Several industrial buildings on West side of Coldwell Dr.were once occupied by MG ’s Competition Dept, and “Rectifications” Dept. A couple of the current tenants have nice displays of MG artifacts in their front offices

    *Several others, but most are too difficult to describe their locations

  • 7. Houdini  |  April 20, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Always seems a strange place to have the MG garden – right on the corner of a roundabout. Who visits it?

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