"Preserving the past for the future"
Patrons: Lord Rootes, T. D. Rootes and W. B. Rootes
Registered Charity - no. 1108882
SUNDAY 9 DECEMBER 2007, 10am to 5pm
THE ROOTES ARCHIVE CENTRE
WESTCOTT VENTURE PARK,
BUCKS HP18 0XB, UK
Light refreshments available.
A highlight of our successful first Open Day on 14 October was the progress made in funding our activities through a growing number of items for sale. There was also a display of some of our newest archives. The displays included material from the late Colin Malkin, detailing his successful rallying/ motorsport career, and also copies of private Rootes family archives including many historic photographs, which Tim and Nick Rootes have generously made available to us to be copied, so they can be available for anyone to access at the Archive Centre. Since April, the Trust has also acquired a significant collection of over 150 original Rootes photographs, covering a wide range of subjects, from Royal visits to rallies in Africa.
As well as a chance to see more of these exciting additions to the archives, we'll have lots on sale too:
In June, we launched a new and different range of merchandise. Thanks to a commercial partnership between the Trust and an innovative supplier of quality products with a motoring theme, we are using the Rootes Service logo to brand an entirely new range of "distinctive products for the discerning Rootes motorist". Items from the now much larger range will be on sale again at the Open Day in December. Don't miss out for your Christmas shopping list!