Michelin Heritage Calendar – July

July 1940 – During WWII links with Michelin head office in Clermont-Ferrand, France were lost and the British operation had to adapt to functioning in isolation. New technical departments managing secret processes were established at Stoke to ensure continued production in the UK. Other changes were 12 hour shifts, seven day weeks for all departments and more women on the factory including working night shifts for the first time (‘inconvenience allowance’ of 2d per hour – that’s less than 1p today!).
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Search The Michelin Index

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Michelin Index and with it the ability to search over 14,000 name entries from the Bibendum staff magazine for the years 1936 – 1951. This first instalment, created by our dedicated group of volunteers, is the first in what we hope will be a number of indexes from all kinds of records in the Archive.
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Michelin Memories: Apprentices who represented Great Britain

Michelin Memories is an opportunity for our ex-employee volunteers to share some of their stories with you. In this series we’ll feature recollections from the team alongside images of the documents that sparked these memories off. We’d also be interested to hear about personal memories from our readers – get in touch and we’ll include them here. We’re looking forward to uncovering these stories hidden within the Archive on a regular basis – enjoy!
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Michelin Heritage Calendar – April

April 1938 – The first Works Handbook was issued.  The pocket sized, 40 page document outlined the Rules and Regulations for factory workers and stated in print ‘any worker is free to join or to belong to a trade union, but is under no obligation to do so’.
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Introducing “Michelin Memories”

Michelin Memories is an opportunity for our ex-employee volunteers to share some of their stories with you. Each month we’ll feature recollections from the team alongside images of the documents that sparked these memories off. We’d also be interested to hear about personal memories from our readers – get in touch and we’ll include them here. We’re looking forward to uncovering these stories hidden within the Archive on a regular basis – enjoy!
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Michelin Heritage Calendar – February

February 1991 saw the re-launch of the I-Spy books, with 12 titles such as Sports, On a Car,  Journey, Birds, Cars, At the Zoo.  The principle was the same as when they had been devised in 1948; look for things in the book, tick them off and claim the prize of an I-Spy badge when 1000 points have been collected and verified by parents.
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Michelin Heritage Calendar – January

January 20th 1911 – Michelin House, at 81 Fulham Road, London, was purpose built for the new wholly owned Michelin British headquarters. It combined a Reception-Sales Room, a Touring Office with tyre delivery, fitting and storage facilities.
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