Heritage Motor Centre to restore Lady Nuffield’s Wolseley

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A 1946 Wolseley Eight that belonged to the wife of Lord Nuffield is to be restored by the Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon.

The Wolseley usually resides at Nuffield Place, which was taken on by the National Trust in 2012, and will be returned once the work is completed.

House manager at Nuffield Place Laura Gangadeen said: “We wanted to get the Wolseley back in running order to help us promote the work that we are doing at the house, which was the home of William Morris and his wife for almost 30 years.”

The work will be completed by the HMC free of charge and the museum will also advise on its future upkeep.

The HMC’s curator Stephen Laing said: “We are pleased to be able to assist the National Trust with the refurbishment of Lady Nuffield’s car.

“The extensive Morris collection here at the HMC very much complements Nuffield Place.  

“In particular, we have William Morris’ own Wolseley Eight, almost identical to his wife’s car, which he used to travel back and forward to work at Cowley.”

Find out more on the museum’s website.

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