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Mr Dennis Johnson, Mr Wedgewood-Bell, Mr. Anthony Wedgewood-Benn, Norton Villiers Triumph, General Workers

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Hundreds of cheering workers and wives greeted the Industry Secretary, Mr. Anthony Wedgewood-Benn, when he visited the Meriden motor cycle workers' co-operative. Mr Wedgewood-Bell told the workers their persistence and patience throughout the negotiations had made the setting-up of the co-operative possible. He joined the Lord Mayor of Coventry, Councillor Dennis Berry, in an informal tour of the Norton Villiers Triumph plant before enjoying a civic dinner in honour of the co-operative. More than 400 workers, wives and families turned out for the visit. They crowded into the works canteen to hear Mr. Wedgewood-Benn's speech. He is seen here looking at a Triumph Bonneville 750 motor cycle with his wife Caroline. This particular bike has been designed with a left-foot gear change. Mr Dennis Johnson, chairman of the co-operative committee is on the far left and far right is Mr. Bill Lapworth who is Coventry & District secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union.17th August 1974

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1970s,Assembly Line,Factory,Labour Party,Motor Bikes,Motor Cycles,MP,Tony Benn,Transport
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Year 1974
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