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MG Car Club opens archive centre

Published 17 May 2016

The MG Car Club has opened a new archive centre at its Kimber House headquarters in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The state-of-the-art department is a two-storey extension to its existing building and is named after former club president, Bill Wallis.

Ian Quarrington, club chairman, said, ‘Today has been a very special day for the MG Car Club, and we are thrilled to finally open the Bill Wallis Wing. Having a new archive facility gives the Club’s artefacts a secure home, and underlines Kimber House as the spiritual home of MG.’

The wing is named in honour of former MG Car Club Chairman and President, Bill Wallis. Bill joined the MGCC in the late 1940s and went on to found the Midlands Centre.

Peter Neal, the club’s archivist, said, ‘The Bill Wallis wing gives us enough safety and storage for all of our artefacts, and plenty of space for future donations. It was brilliant to celebrate the opening with so many faces from the MG Car Club, and I can’t think of anyone that deserves being remembered more so than Bill.’

Bill Wallis Wing (2)

For those that wish to visit Kimber House to see the new Bill Wallis wing, the club will be holding an open day for the general public on Saturday, 28 May.

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