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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 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

1 memorial

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, Tragedy, Transport, Crimea

2 memorials

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