i havent seen the before, not supprising as i havent look that far back lol.
regarding the rover alloys, they were made at AWI whitchurch in cardiff. it didnt close in 2002 it was 2000, i should know i worked the last nightshift there. there are now houses on the site and quite a nice house sits on top of where my to lathe,s were. we made 90% of mg/rover alloys for them along with, land rover, range rover, jaguar, bentley, rolls royce, lotus,GM,fiat and of coure we owned the wolf race brand.
hard work, poor working conditions but a great set of boys there. over 400 jobs went that day.
the sister plant was in kent, near snodland if i remember correctley.
rover way is still worth a visit as there are more breakers down that way than i have seen in such a close area. there are 7 on the one estate couple are actually next door to each other which can come in handy lol.
as mentioned there were quite a few factories that went under here in my area, electrical manufactures, dash and trim etc.
the story is the same all around the uk unfortunatley, people dont hear about the smaller factories when a big manufacturer goes under.
gone are the days of changing the vitesse 17,s every 6 months. set for £60. good times.