Royal Enfield Memories To Share

Following the launch of the Royal Enfield Showcase, visitors can share their memories of the factory and the machines in the Redditch heyday.

On Saturday, from 11am til 1pm, Redditch Borough Council will be recording the memories of people who worked in the factory or even spent their first pay packet on a 350cc bullet.

Redditch Borough Councillor Mike Rouse, whose portfolio covers Leisure and Tourism, said: “I was proud to attend the unveiling of the 2019 Bullet Trials Bike on Saturday and the launch of our six week showcase. It was fantastic to see so many people turn up and reminisce about what an impact Royal Enfield had on their lives. The showcase has really stirred up a lot of memories and we want capture these as part of our Royal Enfield celebration and share them on social media for others to enjoy.

“So please turn up – we’d love to hear from you.”

The showcase, past, present and future, will run until July 13 at the vacant shop opposite Clintons, and every Saturday a new special event will take place.

Domonique Lippett, Kingfisher Marketing Manager said: “We are extremely proud to be hosting The Royal Enfield Showcase which is a wonderful tribute to the iconic brand which originated here in Redditch. We hope guests to the Kingfisher will visit the showcase to view this fascinating display of bikes and feel proud as a community that Redditch was where it all began.

“We have created a special commemorative hashtag #RoyalEnfieldRedditch in the hope of bringing the community – past and present – together to share their memories of Royal Enfield and photos from their visit to the showcase.”

For more details follow the Royal Enfield Showcase events page on Facebook.