AC Cars Limited

AC Cars Limited

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

1 memorial
AC Cobra

AC Cobra

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

1 memorial
Ace Cafe

Ace Cafe

It originally catered for the traffic on the newly opened North Circular Road. Destroyed in a WW2 air raid, it was rebuilt in 1949 and through the 50s became a haven for the 'ton-up-boys' and then ...

Building, Food & Drink, Transport

2 memorials
Training ship Arethusa

Training ship Arethusa

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, Children, Tragedy, Transport, Crimea

2 memorials
Lord Ashfield

Lord Ashfield

Transport organizer and politician. Born Albert Henry Knattriess at New Normanton, Derbyshire. His family moved to the USA in 1880 and changed their surname to Stanley. While working for various tr...

Person, Politics & Administration, Transport, USA

2 memorials
Aston Martin

Aston Martin

Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford formed the company, initially as Bamford and Martin Ltd.   They used the garage at the site of the plaque as a workshop and here they developed their first model th...

Group, Sport / Games, Transport

1 memorial
Croydon atmospheric railway

Croydon atmospheric railway

An experiment by the London and Croydon Railway. Pumping stations were built which created a vacuum in a pipe laid between the rails. Each carriage had a piston that entered a slot in the tube, sea...

Place, Transport

1 memorial
Paul Atterbury

Paul Atterbury

As this is a fairly unusual name, we are presuming he's the same person who is one of the experts on the BBC television series 'Antiques Roadshow'. He has also written about railways.

Person, Transport, TV & Radio

1 memorial
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