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£290
raised of £10,000 target by 5 supporters

    Weʼve raised £290 to Create the Stanley Edge Memorial Picnic Area.

    Funded on Saturday, 22nd October 2022

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    Stanley Edge (the young man behind the design of the Austin Seven) was born on the 5th of August, 1903. He left school at the age of 14 and entered the drawing office of the Austin Motor Company. He made an extensive study of cars and engines and was a natural draftsman. Herbert Austin admired his work and in 1922 employed Stanley to draw detailed plans for his new project - the Austin Seven. Edge designed the motor and transmission and worked with Herbert Austin on the other parts of the overall Seven design.

    Stanley Edge lived with Herbert Austin during this time and full size drawings were reportedly made and studied on Herbert Austin’s billiard table.

    Drawings were finalized in 1922 and the 6 prototypes soon followed. Edge returned to the Longbridge drawing office in 1922 with the aim of reducing production costs. He was also involved in the design and production of racing Seven’s and became well known to Arthur Waite, Austin’s son in law who became famous for his racing efforts.

    So to business! Here's what we'd love to do...clear the area (volunteers welcome), then build a beautiful picnic area, with (recorded) CCTV to protect the area from future fly tippers. Get regular visits from Bromsgrove District Council to keep the site "up to scratch", and especially, to show the Memorial Stone laid in honour of Stanley Edge (by the Austin Seven Clubs Association) with the respect it deserves...not covered in rubbish.

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      5

      • David Metcalf

        David Metcalf

        Jul 14, 2022

        £20.00

      • James Higgins & family

        James Higgins & family

        Jul 12, 2022

        Good luck 🤞🏼

        £20.00

      • The Sander family

        The Sander family

        Jul 12, 2022

        A wonderful and fitting tribute! Good luck with the fund raiser!

        £50.00

      • HTS Farms

        HTS Farms

        Jun 29, 2022

        I hope you reach your target and get this eyesore cleared up!

        £100.00

      • AMC

        AMC

        Jun 24, 2022

        😁👍

        £100.00

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      Austin Motor Company Ltd

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      Help us clear up and put a stop to fly tippers! Stanley Edge did so much for the Automotive Industry, we should respect that and make him proud! With an area for motorists to rest, relax and enjoy the stunning views from the Stanley Edge Memorial Picnic Pitstop!

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