AC Cars are Britain’s oldest car manufacturers having been producing cars since 1901. Founded by John Weller and John Portwine. The company name comes from an early model, the Auto Carrier, pictur...
Group, Engineering, Transport
Designed in 1962 by AC Cars in collaboration with Carroll Shelby, this was generally acknowledged to be one of the fastest two-seater production sports cars in the world. It went on to achieve fam...
Vehicle, Sport / Games, Transport
It originally catered for the traffic on the newly opened North Circular Road. Destroyed in an air raid, it was rebuilt in 1949 and through the 50s, became a haven for the 'ton-up-boys' and then fo...
Building, Food & Drink, Transport
Building, Commerce, Transport
Training ships were run by the Marine Society, and catered for boys from a wide range of backgrounds; from fee-paying prospective Merchant Navy officers, through those in Poor Law or other institut...
Vehicle, Tragedy, Transport, Crimea
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Died: 25/10/1861, 160 years ago
Person, Politics & Administration
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