Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Date

5 October 2013
Location

Bwlch Gwyn Quarry, Gaerwen, Anglesey

SH 48084 72964; 53.23191°N, 4.27744°W

Information

The first British car to achieve sales of more than one million, the Morris Minor was manufactured by Morris Motors Ltd from 1948 to 1972. This popular economy car was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis. The Morris Minor 1000, introduced in 1956, was the third production series, coming after the MM and the Series II.

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Bwlch Gwyn Quarry (Anglesey) Ltd is listed in the 1968 fourth edition of the Road Research Laboratory’s Sources of Road Aggregates in Great Britain as a producer of epidiorite, a basalt-group roadstone. The quarry was later used by Anglesey Council contractors as a recycling site for highway maintenance waste, such as old tarmac and concrete, which was processed for re-use on roadways. The abandoned quarry is currently used by the Caernarvonshire & Anglesey Motor Club as a venue for autotest meetings.

Morris Minor (Wikipedia)

 

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor 1000

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4 thoughts on “Morris Minor 1000

    • Yes, I was pleased to stumble upon this particular relic. Kind of brings home how far automotive technology has advanced. Seeing this one brought back memories of my mum’s Austin A30 with its semaphore indicators and starting handle.

  1. we had one when I was a (really small) kid. wasn’t very reliable, but was very comfortable. we used to go to the ‘drive-in’ in it to watch movies. no more drive-ins any more either.

    • Many thanks for stopping by and commenting. As far as I know, we never really had any drive-in movies over here – perhaps it was something to do with the British weather. Watching a movie with your windscreen wipers on might perhaps detract from the enjoyment somewhat 😉

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