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#1 mariner

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 11:41

Given the age and state of the industrial units in Delamare Road,Cheshunt,  re-deveoment of such a valuable housing site was probably inevitable.

 

The  closure of the old Tesco HQ next to the Lotus factory and Team Lotus HQ from 1960 to 1966 seems have resulted in large housing develpment beng approved by the Council so demolition of the Lotus site looks likely to happen soon.

 

 

http://cheshuntlakeside.co.uk/

 

 



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#2 jcbc3

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 13:31

But look at all the happy people in the renderings!

 

Time passes, things move on. As a 54 year old, Hethel is Lotus' home to me. And in due course somewhere in China may be a future generations.



#3 cpbell

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 16:36

Given the age and state of the industrial units in Delamare Road,Cheshunt,  re-deveoment of such a valuable housing site was probably inevitable.

 

The  closure of the old Tesco HQ next to the Lotus factory and Team Lotus HQ from 1960 to 1966 seems have resulted in large housing develpment beng approved by the Council so demolition of the Lotus site looks likely to happen soon.

 

 

http://cheshuntlakeside.co.uk/

Perhaps a plaque or statue commemorating what was achieved there in period might give people an idea of the heritage of the site?



#4 Bloggsworth

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 19:11

But look at all the happy people in the renderings!

 

Time passes, things move on. As a 54 year old, Hethel is Lotus' home to me. And in due course somewhere in China may be a future generations.

 

Oh, a newbie, Panshanger for me...



#5 Bloggsworth

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 19:12

Someone had better contact the council about the Jim Clark plaque.



#6 Myhinpaa

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 20:25

A nice report on Peter Windsor's blog about the unveiling of the plaque and all the people who gathered.

 

https://peterwindsor...t-met-function/

 

Includes a video where among other things Cedric Celzer describes the layout of the factory etc.

 

Another good article describing Lotus Cortina production + many great photos.

 

http://www.lotuscort...m/?page_id=1176


Edited by Myhinpaa, 29 August 2019 - 20:33.


#7 Bloggsworth

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Posted 30 August 2019 - 21:29

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