49 Fellows and guests visited the Morgan Motor Company, organised by Fellow Peter Lewis-Jones, on Wednesday 13th June 2012. Morgan’s Company Archivist, Martyn Webb, greeted everyone and provided some initial background on the company before commencing a fascinating tour through the factory.
The first three wheeler Morgan was completed in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan and the basic design of the current Morgan dates back to around 1936. This traditional design is evident in many of the models being built today. The traditional skills that go into hand building modern Morgan’s were very much in evidence throughout the tour which started in the dispatch area and progressed through the chassis, wing & body shop, tin shop, wood shop as well as the paint shop and final assembly areas.
Members could relate to many of the skills being used to build today’s Morgan’s from their own early days in the motor industry, which made the tour even more fascinating. After the tour everyone was able to spend time in the museum before enjoying lunch and a visit to the Morgan Factory Shop where they were able to purchase mementoes of their visit to the Morgan Motor Company. The day proved to be a great success with £224 being raised for BEN.