Swallow Doretti (1957) Approximately 276 Swallow Dorettis were built at Aldridge Airport over a ten month period between 1954 and 1955.  Intended mainly for the USA market they included the Triumph TR2 engine, transmission and running gear with a modified chassis.  The car was nicely styled, showing glimpses of Healey and perhaps Ferrari;  however was heavier, slower and more expensive than the Triumph.  Jaguar put paid to further production by threatening to withdraw support for Swallows co

Swallow Doretti (1957) Approximately 276 Swallow Dorettis were built at Aldridge Airport over a ten month period between 1954 and 1955. Intended mainly for the USA market they included the Triumph TR2 engine, transmission and running gear with a modified chassis. The car was nicely styled, showing glimpses of Healey and perhaps Ferrari; however was heavier, slower and more expensive than the Triumph. Jaguar put paid to further production by threatening to withdraw support for Swallows co

Old Hall "Alveston" stainless steel tea set.  Made in Bloxwich.

Old Hall "Alveston" stainless steel tea set. Made in Bloxwich.

1950s Gaydon Melmex melamine cups & saucers.  Made in Streetly.

vintage melamine tea cups & saucers loved them then and love them now.

Old Hall stainless steel Hors d'oeuvres dishes, designed by Robert Welch and made in Bloxwich.

Old Hall stainless steel Hors d'oeuvres dishes, designed by Robert Welch and made in Bloxwich.

Swallow Gadabout scooter made by Helliwell's in Aldridge (Walsall Airport)

Swallow Gadabout scooter made by Helliwell's in Aldridge (Walsall Airport)

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