Wednesday, 25 September 2013


On the evening of Thursday 19th September 2013 John Rosamond provided his popular "Reminiscences of the Meriden Triumph Factory Talk" that covers the traumatic times 1970 till 1983.

The well attended Norfolk Advanced Motorcyclists event was organised by Vice Chairmen Paul Milner at the luxurious De Vere Dunston Hall Hotel, Ipswich Road, Norwich.

Rob Chandler (Chairman) led the healthy Q&A debate at the end of the talk. This tried to establish how Triumph the UK's premier motorcycle company in the 1960's went into decline and closed in 1973. This was followed by various attempts to restore the world famous brand to its former position of strength, much of which is covered by John Rosamond's book Save the Triumph Bonneville! The Inside Story of the Meriden Workers' Co-op.

At the end of the evening John Rosamond had the great pleasure of presenting club members Richard Minkler and David McGee with their "Institute of Advanced Motorists" (I.A.M.) awards.

Click here for more info about the book.