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Photo album pic
Photo album


This page is intended to be a repository for items that are not directly relevant to any one particular department of the AMC firm, but which are considered sufficiently interesting to viewers who may have personal recollections of the subjects covered.

All the photos in this collection have been image-mapped (hover cursor over faces to identify) and names given where positive identification exists. If you recognise anyone - even yourself - in the pictures, whose face is un-named, then please contact the website where we will be happy to include any information you can give.


Val Maddocks pic
Val Maddocks

Personnel Office assistant Val Maddocks (sister of Ron Maddocks, capstans machinist) showing
off a nice pair of US market Commandos, fresh off the Woolwich factory assembly line.


Teddy Mehan & Eric Pratt pic
Teddy Mehan & Eric Pratt

This picture is of AMC van driver Teddy Mehan and assembly shop worker Eric Pratt (in full stylish racing leathers)
enjoying a break on a country road with unknown girl aboard his Norton.


Terry Wetherfield publicity pic #1
Terry Wetherfield publicity pic #1
Terry Wetherfield publicity pic #2
Terry Wetherfield publicity pic #2
Terry Wetherfield publicity pic #3
Terry Wetherfield publicity pic #3
Ned Hooker & Joan Anderson pic
Ned Hooker & Joan Anderson

The three monochrome pictures were used for publicity purposes and featured design draughtsman Terry Wetherfield
and an office girl (not Dusty Springfield) in various photogenic settings. The colour picture is an advert that uses
Terry's drawing office colleague Ned Hooker along with Joan Anderson (Jock West's secretary) as in-house models.


Bodium Castle car rally #1 pic
Bodium Castle car rally #1
(Mrs) Wetherfield Terry Wetherfield Bernard Copleston Wilf Graham
Bodium Castle car rally #2 pic
Bodium Castle car rally #2
Ted Tuff Eddie Pettit Bob Cakebread Bernard Copleston (Mrs) Copleston
Bodium Castle car rally #3 pic
Bodium Castle car rally #3
Bill Cakebread 2 3 Ray Hazleton

The tool room personnel of the '60s organised several car/motorbike rallies in the summer months.
This set of pictures was taken in the car park of Bodium Castle, East Sussex, at the end of one of them.


AMC party #1 pic
AMC party #1
1 2 Alan Crouch (Mrs) Crouch 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Leslie Vickary Charlie Tassell 21
AMC party #2 pic
AMC party #2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Fred Miles 11 Leslie Vickary  Eddie Pettit

Not sure of the time, the place or even the reason for this party, but everyone seems to be enjoying themselves.


Ajays guitar group #1 pic
Ajays guitar group #1
1 (guitar) 2 (guitar) 3 (guitar) 4 (banjo) Bill Ellis (drums) 6 Jeff Boult (guitar) 8 (bongos)
Ajays guitar group #2 pic
Ajays guitar group #2
1 (guitar) 2 (guitar) 3 (guitar) 4 (banjo) Bill Ellis (drums) 6 Jeff Boult (guitar) 8 (bongos)

In 1963, at the height of the British Beat period, AMC had its own guitar/drums group who called themselves the Ajays.
These two photos show them playing in the works canteen. With that number of instrumentalists, it must have been quite a sound!

      Photos courtesy of Jeff Boult

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Gearcutting coach outing pic
Coach outing
1 2 3 Ken Burnside Harry Hatton Tom McCartney Les (Vic) Vickary 8 9 10 Ted Donovan 12 Bert Gardiner 14 15 16 17 Rowley Pickett Ray Hazleton 20 21 ? Dabbs 23 24

This photograph shows employees from the gearcutting and milling departments,
plus some office staff, about to set off on a coach outing in the early 1950s.


Assembly team Xmas 1951 pic
Assembly Team (and TRUNKEY)
Jack Colver, son of H (Bert) Colver) - Tester (twins) Bill 'Alby' Stroud - Engine rectifier 'TRUNKEY' - The over inflated inner tube Joe Allen - Supervisor, Testing Joe Nicholls - Runner-up (singles) Terry Ewens - Alby’s assistant Bill Martin - Runner-up (singles) Dennis Coghland - Tyres Bill Chapman - Supervisor, Assembly George Keen - Runner-up, twins Dick Jaques - Rectifier Lou ? - Rectifier

This photo of Assembly Shop personnel was taken prior to the Xmas 1951 holiday
and features special guest TRUNKIE (an over-inflated tyre inner tube)


Party early pic
Party early #1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Eric Goodfellow 13 14 15 16 17 18
Party early #2 pic
Party early #2
 Eric Goodfellow Ernestine Goodfellow 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Another party whose date, location and reason (who needs a reason) is not known, but plenty of smiling faces and full glasses.


Christmas Party pic
Christmas Party
1 Tom Mc Cartney  Jimmy King Arthur Martin Rex ? Rex's wife 7 8 9 Dolly (platers) 11 Mary Corm (Mrs) King Sheila Jones 15 (Mrs) Warner  Sid Warner  Bill Corm Hugh Colman Alan Jones 21 22 (Mrs) Hewitt Burt ? 25 26  Jim Walby Eric Goodfellow Frank Hewitt

At least, from the decorations in the background, we can tell that this is a Christmas party,
but we still don't know the date or the location that it was held in.
(Quite a few test riders and assembly staff with their wives).


Toolroom Christmas Party #1 pic
Toolroom Christmas Party #1
 Eddie Pettit 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Bill Mitchell Bill Crayford
Toolroom Christmas Party #2 pic
Toolroom Christmas Party #2
1 Bill Crayford 3 4 Eddie Pettit Bert Ilsley 7 8

Here are a couple of photos, taken at different times, showing the tool room personnel wearing their paper hats in preparation for the forthcoming Christmas break.
No expense spared on the balloons!

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