Maps and Plans
The Woolwich factory of Associated Motor Cycles Ltd was situated in the South East outskirts of London, close to an area occupied since the start of the 18th century by the Royal Arsenal.
With its offices facing directly onto Plumstead Road, and occupying most of the space between that and Burrage Grove, it was an impressive building in an otherwise residential and retail area that stood four stories high, plus a small group of roof shops.
A lift at the Maxey Road end of the factory connected all floors and, as well as allowing materials to be moved between floor levels, was also the means of taking finished motor cycles from the second floor assembly area down to street level for their road test.
Entrances to the works were at the rear of factory, off Burrage Grove and, on the other side of this road, were separately situated the Service, Despatch, Spares, Packaging departments as well as the highly-revered Race Shop.
The factory floor layouts above are based on the collective recollections of those who worked there at the time (c. 1960).
They are not to scale, and departments were re-located from time-to-time over the years.
Please view individual 'Department Location' plans on their respective pages for more information.
(Acknowledgement of original drawings by G E Josey)