Wednesday, 25 April 2012


On the evening of 23rd April 2012 John Rosamond provided his "Reminiscences of the Meriden Factory" talk for the Lincolnshire branch of the TOMCC.

Branch members are also known as the "Missing Links", however there was no sign of this when over 30 members packed Club HQ - The Ebrington Arms, Kirkby on Bain, Near Boston, Lincolnshire.

The talk builds on his book Save the Triumph Bonneville! The Inside Story of the Meriden Workers' Co-op expanding further upon some of the most shocking Triumph developments. See attached picture of a very sober audience listening to what led up to the 1973 closure of the Meriden factory and Denis Poore's scrapping of the Bonneville.

John Rosamond also wishes to thank Branch Chairman Reginald (Chippy) Wood (pictured above) for his organisation of the event. Enthusiastic members purchased signed copies of John Rosamond's book at the end of the evening.

Written by the ex-Chairman of the workers’ board of directors of the famous Meriden co-op, this is the real story of the last bastion of British motorcycle production following the collapse of the industry. It’s also the story of a workforce’s refusal to let the Triumph Bonneville die ... More info.