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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed May 31, 2017 3:41 pm

Hi Maureen, very good to hear from you again.

I am sending you a Private Message with details of someone in SA who may be able to help you. Hope he can.

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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:10 am

Hi Tim !

Thanks so much - will check my private messages. Good to hear from you too !
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PostPost by: Coupe » Sun May 27, 2018 6:49 pm

Didn’t realise until today Delamare Road is going to be redeveloped and the old Lotus Factory will disappear as part of the new large residential development.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon May 28, 2018 8:05 pm

They only put a plaque up the last year or so!
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon May 28, 2018 9:36 pm

There's scope for some appropriate street names here! Could be the six (?) F1 champions, other winners, model names, personnel etc. One would have to be Lotus Lane but who would live at Chapman's Folly?

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PostPost by: billwill » Mon May 28, 2018 11:22 pm

richardcox_lotus wrote:They only put a plaque up the last year or so!



Hopefully they will put the Team Lotus (?) plaque on a building on the new estate. It is currently on the "Monster Gym".
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue May 29, 2018 5:39 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:There's scope for some appropriate street names here! Could be the six (?) F1 champions, other winners, model names, personnel etc. One would have to be Lotus Lane but who would live at Chapman's Folly?

[Richard Cox, congratulations on your fifth gear]


Thanks for spotting ! I hadn’t....crikey 14 years I’ve been in this forum. Perhaps we should give Jeff a plaque.....
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed May 30, 2018 12:39 am

Thanks to whoever revived this thread - a really interesting read. Sorry we'll never read Maureen's full memoirs, but grateful for the brief glimpses she shared.
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:01 am

Hi - I have been out of the loop for a while. My husband died in February so life is rather sad and difficult at the moment.

I'm horrified to hear that the Lotus building is coming down to make way for a housing estate ! And the plaque we put on the gym ? Maybe someone should contact the owner of the gym to find out if his part is also to be demolished, and what he will do with the plaque. History being lost here - sad. I will try to contact the gym.

If anyone wants to stay in touch I can always be found on [email protected]. That way you could finally find out what was found in the glove compartment of Jim Clark's Elan when it came in for service ....

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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:37 am

Good to hear from you again Maureen.

So sorry to read about the loss of your husband. I have sent you an e-mail.

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PostPost by: Coupe » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:22 pm

This is the planning details. Looks like a year or two before anything happens. Clive Chapman, Classic Team Lotus, is aware.

http://consult.broxbourne.gov.uk/portal ... 5559859855
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PostPost by: Maureen B-N » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:15 am

That is an interesting link - thank you. I have written to Monster Gym. No reply so far, but when (if) I receive one I shall post it here. Maureen
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PostPost by: Coupe » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:28 am

So, a final meet of Cheshunt built Elans along Delamare Road before the factory disappears in a year or so ?
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PostPost by: paddy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:38 am

Hi,

Coupe wrote:So, a final meet of Cheshunt built Elans along Delamare Road before the factory disappears in a year or so ?


I would be up for that.

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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:22 am

If I haven't moved to Somerset by then I'll be up for it too.

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