Tuesday, 26 March 2013


On the evening of 21st March John Rosamond, former Chairman of the Meriden Co-op, provided a talk on Triumph Motorcycles 1970-1983 for the Rugby group of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG).

Di Doyle Rugby MAG rep organised and chaired the event attended by 40 members and their friends at The Oakfield Club, Bilton Road, Rugby.

The scripted talk and Q&A sessions cover the very eventful period of John's Triumph employment at the factory when he progressed from welder in 1970 to becoming Chairman of the Board in 1977; a position he held until 1983. This is the period covered in great detail in John Rosamond's popular book Save The Triumph Bonneville! The Inside Story of the Meriden Workers' Co-op The talk therefore acts as a companion to the book enabling detailed discussion with the author to take place.

In view of the enthusiastic success of this first talk for MAG members, John Rosamond is anticipating further interest from other branches and can be contacted via email at chris.rosamond1@googlemail.com

Save the Triumph Bonneville! – The inside story of the Meriden Workers’ Co-op

By John Rosamond

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 ...

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