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Prince Philip opens a new £12million engine test centre at Ford Bridgend

Prince Philip opens a new £12million engine test centre at Ford Bridgend


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Prince Philip opens a new £12million engine test centre at Ford Bridgend

Prince Philip opens a new £ 12million engine test centre at Ford Bridgend. He is pictured on the assembly line. 23rd November 1988

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Western Mail Archive
Mirrorpix
Bridgend
Wales

Media ID 21773650

© Mirrorpix

Duke Of Edinburgh Factory Ford Prince Philip 1988


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In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the 23rd of November 1988, witnessing a momentous occasion as Prince Philip inaugurates the impressive £12 million engine test centre at Ford Bridgend. The Duke of Edinburgh's presence exudes regality and importance as he stands on the assembly line, surrounded by the bustling activity of one of Wales' most prominent car factories. The image captures a significant chapter in British industrial history during the vibrant era of the 1980s. As Prince Philip engages with workers and inspects cutting-edge machinery, his visit symbolizes not only royal patronage but also recognition for Ford's contribution to Wales' thriving automotive industry. This snapshot showcases an intimate connection between royalty and manufacturing prowess. It is a testament to Prince Philip's dedication towards supporting technological advancements and economic growth across various sectors. His genuine interest in understanding every aspect of production resonates through his engagement with factory employees. Beyond its historical significance, this photograph serves as a reminder that even within grandeur and prestige, there lies an appreciation for hard work and innovation. It encapsulates both tradition and progress; where centuries-old monarchy meets modern-day industry. As we gaze upon this remarkable image captured by staff members at Memory Lane Prints, we are reminded of Prince Philip's unwavering commitment to promoting British excellence while celebrating those who contribute tirelessly behind-the-scenes - shaping our nation's industries into what they are today.

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