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#358077 - 02/13/11 11:46 pm Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory?
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Does anyone have images or drawings of the Matchless/AJS factory? I'd love to see what it looked like. All I can find on-line is references to its address:

Collier, Henry & Sons Ltd. (engineers), 44 Plumstead road, Plumstead SE 18 http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/1919_Post_Office_London_Location_Suburbs_Directory

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/matchless.htm

There's lots of images and even videos of Triumph and BSA, but none I can find of Matchless/AJS. Of course Triumph and BSA both were much larger operations, and made a lot more bikes and more importantly revenue and profit than Matchless/AJS, but hopefully there are some images out there.
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#358079 - 02/14/11 12:02 am Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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Edited by Matthew in TO (02/14/11 12:03 am)
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#358080 - 02/14/11 12:05 am Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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#358114 - 02/14/11 8:44 am Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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Plug 18 Plumstead Rd, Greenwich, London SE18 7BZ, United Kingdom
into google maps, nothing left of the orginal building as it looks to have been built over and now is a small industrial estate.

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#358633 - 02/16/11 11:36 pm Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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"Of course Triumph and BSA both were much larger operations "

These words will come back to haunt you ? - AMC were at some stage the worlds largest manufacturer of motorcycles. In the early 1950s when AMC was AJS, Matchless, Norton, James, Francis Barnett and a couple of others. Manufacturing was not just at Plumstead then though...

Lets not forget there was a large recession, in the motorcycle industry too, in the mid 1950s, and afterwards the Triumph BSA empire emerged as the biggest. For a while.

There are lots of Plumstead factory pics, if you hunt around.
Yodel if you can't readily find any.
As mentioned above, the factory was demolished and a housing estate built there.

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#361935 - 03/08/11 5:50 pm Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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Originally Posted By: Matthew in TO
I just bought this book. It's a good read thus far, with great images of the factory.
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#393679 - 09/09/11 2:38 am Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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#578801 - 12/31/14 12:41 am Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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#578821 - 12/31/14 8:32 am Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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A"Motorcycle Apprentice" by Bill Cakebread is an absolute must foranyone interested in Matchless / AMC history. A thoroughly fascinating read.

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#579513 - 01/05/15 10:06 am Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: Matthew in TO]
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#581613 - 01/18/15 11:09 pm Re: Any images or plans of the Matchless/AJS factory? [Re: J in KC]
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Originally Posted By: J in KC


Now thats what a real motorcycle looks like !!

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