Thursday, 22 September 2016

REMINISCENCES OF THE TRIUMPH MERIDEN FACTORY – 8TH SEPTEMBER 2016
By John Rosamond

John Rosamond was invited by Bedford branch member of the Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club (TOMCC), Bryan Marsh to provide his talk "Reminiscences of the Triumph Factory". Bryan is also the Chairman of the Bedfordshire section of the Vintage Motorcycle Club (VMCC).

John Rosamond.

Club members gathering outside the Shefford Town Memorial Hall.

Many TOMCC and VMCC club members have shared interests in "Classic Motorcycles", so not surprisingly the two clubs' members came together for this event of mutual interest.

Bedfordshire section of the VMCC have the use of the excellent meeting room facilities at the Shefford Town Memorial Hall, Shefford, situated between Hitchin and Bedford.

On the evening of Thursday 8th September 2016 - 70 enthusiastic members gathered to welcome John Rosamond to provide his talk on the Triumph Meriden Factory; which also serves as an excellent companion to his popular Veloce Publishing book Save the Triumph Bonneville! The Inside Story of the Meriden Workers' Co-op.

Many VMCC and TOMCC members share vivid personal memories of what happened at the Triumph Meriden factory, during the late 1960's, 70's and early 80's.

It could not have been a more memorable TOMCC / VMCC club night, than what started on a beautiful late Summer / early Autumn evening, with many club members riding their classic motorcycles to Shefford Town Memorial Hall and finished 3 hours later, having spent an enjoyable evening together discussing memories of a bygone era.

Bryan Marsh on board his Classic Triumph.