New plaque unveiled at Bentley Motors' first home

Friday 22nd September, 2023

By Stuart Newman

Club party visits Chagford Street

A party from the BDC celebrated the installation of a replacement plaque on the wall of Bentley Motors' first premises in London yesterday.

The plaque in Chagford Street, formerly known as New Street Mews, reads: 'This is the Birthplace of the Bentley Motor Car. Number One was produced here in the year 1919'. 

The original plaque had reportedly gone missing. The premises, still owned by the Easter family as it was in Bentley's day, is now a tastefully renovated house which retains the look of a workshop.

The Club party consisted of (from left) Past Club Chairman Ron Warmington, Bentley Memorial Foundation Chairman Ken Lea, Club Chairman Phillip Hine, Member Neil Sandwith and Club President Duncan Wiltshire.

They are pictured in front of EXP2, the oldest remaining Bentley in the world. Also present was motoring author Peter Grimsdale.

Full story in December's Review.

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