Relating to your mention about the possible closure of MG at Abingdon. As long as Leyland continue to produce the marque somewhere does the closure of an old out-dated lowproduction factory matter at all ? Surely the overall survival of Leyland is much more important. And it is our money now that’s involved as tax-payers and surely it makes sense to close the low-profit factories anywhere if Leylands survival depends on, the closure of these factories. The great names belong to history now and we must accept that.
My second point. I do not seem to recall your mention of the centenary of “Singer”, 1876-1976. I am sure this is a lapse of memory on your part ? Please can we have a nice big article on this great name before the year is out. It may not rank with Daimler or Rolls-Royce, but George Singer was one of the early pioneers, and built great cars, before the Rootes’ take-over in 1956.
Hitchin JOHN L. BLOXHAM
[But Abingdon does make a profit which is more than can be said about some other parts of the Leyland Empire.—Ed.]