Christmas reunion planned for Abingdon MG workers

| 6 Dec 2012

More than 80 former employees from MG's famous Abingdon plant are set to gather at the MG Car Club's Kimber House headquarters on 12 December for a Christmas reunion.

Spirits will be bolstered as the club lays on complimentary food and drink, while displaying a selection of photographs and artefacts from its extensive archive. At its peak, 1400 people worked at Abingdon, which produced more than a million MGs over a 50-year period.

The MGCC’s general manager Julian White said: "The response to the event has been remarkable and we are anticipating a fantastic turnout.

"Despite the factory closing more than 30 years ago, there is still immense pride among local people when it comes to MG. Every year thousands of club members visit Abingdon to try to capture the true MG spirit."

He added: "This event comes two months after we staged a celebration here at Kimber House for members who had achieved 50 successive years of club membership. The MGCC has wonderful heritage and a very exciting future, too.

"The Christmas reunion promises to be a memorable day and we're very much looking forward to once again immersing ourselves in MG's rich heritage."