David Brown Memorial Lecture

Roger Carey, AMHT Chairman, recently announced a new event in the AMHT’s calendar which is the first in a proposed series of annual lectures to be held in the north of the country, along the lines of the London-based Walter Hayes Memorial Lecture which has proved so popular with Members.

Fittingly, the subject of the first lecture is to be Sir David Brown himself, his ownership of and relationship with Aston Martin and Lagonda. The speakers are to be Stuart Gibbard, an historian and writer with extensive knowledge of all things David Brown (he has written a two volume history of David Brown Tractors, which was actually the parent company of AML) and Adam Brown (Sir David’s grandson and an Honorary Patron of the AMHT), who will add some personal reminiscences. This will not be a dry historical recitation, it will be the personal story of a remarkable and passionate man and his achievements which underpin everything that AML is and does today.

The talk will be held in York on Tuesday 11th October, at the Royal York Hotel which is conveniently close to the station and has ample parking. It will be preceded by a three course meal with wine included, and tickets are available from the Trust at a cost of £60 per head. 

We are very excited about this event and hope that it will be the first in a series which will help to bring the work of the Aston Martin Heritage Trust to those who do not live within easy reach of the Home Counties.