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 was Sir David Brown himself, his ownership of and relationship with Aston Martin and Lagonda. The speakers were 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 added some personal reminiscences. Far from a dry historical recitation, it was the personal story of a remarkable and passionate man and his achievements which underpin everything that AML is and does today.
The talk, held in York on Tuesday 11th October 2016, at the Royal York Hotel was preceded by a three course meal with wine included.
We were very pleased about the success of this event and hope that it is 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.