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Peg Monkey

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #253 on: January 30, 2020, 03:45:22 PM »
When studying at The Birmingham Business School (UCE) for an NVQ4 I was seconded to Reliant, Tamworth to fill a gap in procurement expertise, the firm went broke for the last time shortly after I arrived there (not my fault!), I stayed on for a short time to help wind the company up, one Friday afternoon travelling home.......... :-[
My beloved car was subseqently written-off. :-[
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Ian Dalziel

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #254 on: January 30, 2020, 06:24:43 PM »
And I was only doing 100 mph.   >:(   
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mike mancott

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #255 on: January 30, 2020, 07:24:56 PM »
Norton Motor Cycles in Administration - How are the Mighty Fallen - sad news.

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #256 on: January 30, 2020, 07:26:54 PM »
All because of the fiendish JAPANIES >:( >:(
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mike mancott

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #257 on: January 30, 2020, 07:38:31 PM »
All because of the fiendish JAPANIES >:( >:(


Not what i have read, Ed, although the Japanese may have had a small part in the story of the collapse.
More to do with a certain amount of inefficiency in production, misappropriation of pension funds, government support money and prepaid orders, and owing HMRC 300K.
No doubt more information will emerge to clarify the reason for the collapse.   

Peg Monkey

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #258 on: January 30, 2020, 10:31:23 PM »
I've not forgotten the RS thing folks, I've had the lurgi the last few days, Mrs M reckons it's Brexit Flu, a mutated version of Man Flu....crikey is that that the time?.....my dose of Night Nurse is overdue.
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Peg Monkey

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #259 on: January 31, 2020, 10:36:11 AM »
Happy Brexit, folks, the land of milk and honey awaits just over the horizon, right? :-\
Hers's a thought, if HS2 does terminate in our fair city does that mean Brum is at the end of the line or the beginning? :-\
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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #260 on: January 31, 2020, 11:19:30 AM »
Will we still be allowed it from Ireland :P :P
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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #261 on: January 31, 2020, 01:53:32 PM »
Peg, no man is too old to have "that sort of dream"!!

Peg Monkey

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #262 on: January 31, 2020, 02:00:27 PM »
Peg, no man is too old to have "that sort of dream"!!
Exactly what I wanted to hear, Mike.
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Peg Monkey

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Re: Industrial Birmingham
« Reply #263 on: February 01, 2020, 03:15:27 PM »
Ready for a pub quiz style question? What did the RS stand for on sporty Ford Escorts and Sierras? :-\
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RS: Rallye Sport.
I have come across another definition from a reliable source: Race Specification, I thought maybe one had evolved to the other when Sierras became a force in saloon car track racing, but I can find no evidence to support this.
Ford RS badged cars first appeared 69/70 with the Escort RS1600 and Capri RS2600 and the last RS was the 2015 Focus.
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