EPW022761 ENGLAND (1928). The Thornycroft Motor Works, Basingstoke, 1928

© Copyright OpenStreetMap contributors and licensed by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. 2022. Cartography is licensed as CC BY-SA.

Nearby Images (9)

EPW022761
  0° 0m
EPW062436
  174° 43m
EPW062435
  352° 54m
EPW062432
  240° 82m
EPW062434
  103° 117m
EPW022763
  286° 126m
EPW062431
  167° 144m
EPW011145
  290° 169m
EPW062430
  32° 216m

Details

Title [EPW022761] The Thornycroft Motor Works, Basingstoke, 1928
Reference EPW022761
Date August-1928
Link
Place name BASINGSTOKE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 462621, 151926
Longitude / Latitude -1.1024079882716, 51.262537836254
National Grid Reference SU626519

Pins

this was the works canteen. As a boy I went to many Christmas parties here. Lining the walls of the entry hall were all the show engines that Thornycroft had made for the various motor shows

Crossley10
Monday 3rd of April 2017 08:47:35 PM
1930's Size Comparison at The Thornycroft Factory

Billy Turner
Monday 4th of January 2016 07:27:01 PM
Thornycroft lorry chassis awaiting the bodies.

Allen T
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 11:51:59 PM
I wonder if the long chassis next to the pin is the fixed six wheel AW1 Thornycroft chassis introduced in 1926 from this factory. Thornycroft produced chassis only on demand for buses, petrol tankers buses and lorries as well as fully built commercial vehicles. One problem with commercial vehicles at this time was the lack of traction from the underpowered engine which meant that off road and uphill the vehicle crawled along.

Allen T
Thursday 25th of October 2012 12:22:21 AM
Most of the former Thorneycroft site is now a Morrsions (former Safeways) supermarket with a couple of light industrial units

Mark Herriott
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 11:17:19 PM
This was the Basingstoke to Alton Railway Line closed in the 1950's.

Mark Herriott
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 11:15:39 PM
No. It closed in 1936.

Pumaguy
Wednesday 11th of July 2012 07:05:29 PM
The line closed to through traffic on 12th September 1932 but remained open for freight as far as Bentworth until 30th May 1936.

The spur as far as Thornycroft's remained until 1967.

flubber
Friday 1st of November 2013 07:17:32 PM
This building still exists but has been out of use since approximately 2002.

Mark Herriott
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 09:56:58 PM
The house is currently being renovated.

IH
Thursday 17th of July 2014 12:44:52 PM
This building is now demolished and has been replaced by 2 story flats

Mark Herriott
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 09:52:54 PM