Austin Heath Driving Healey Celebration

Austin Heath Driving Healey Celebration

Heritage and Culture Warwickshire (HCW) are delighted to announce that Inspired Villages is to become the Headline sponsor supporting the upcoming exhibition about the Donald Healey Motor Company. Inspired Villages is the operator of the Austin Heath later living community in the Heathcote part of Warwick. The choice of the name Austin was inspired by the area’s connection to Healey Cars, the creators of the famous Austin-Healey marque.

The exhibition located on the ground floor of Market Hall Museum, in Warwick, will tell the story of Donald Healey and his cars through archives, photographs and artefacts, not to mention the appearance of one or two Healey cars.

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Austin Heath on this project” said Councillor Heather Timms “what better fit than a company inspired by a famous local name supporting an exhibition celebrating their legacy.”

James Cobb, Director of Inspired Villages, commented: “We’re proud of the region’s rich history, so much so that Austin Heath’s name is born directly from its diverse landscape and industrious heritage.

“You don’t have to search far for the warm affection locals still feel for what was, in motoring terms, an industrial revelation.

“We’re so pleased to be supporting this exhibition and seeing all ages enjoy learning about the history of the Donald Healey Motor Company.”

The exhibition will run from May until the end of September, further details will be released in the Spring.

HCW are planning an exciting programme of community engagement activities and events that will complement the exhibition, allowing all ages to learn about the Healey story in a fun and interactive way. There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to help support the programme, to find out more and to request a sponsorship brief, please contact Bronwen Williams, Development Officer, email bronwenwilliams@warwickshire.gov.uk or call 01926 736420.

Photo from left to right Bronwen Williams  Development Officer for HCW, Cllr Heather Timms, Robert Eyre Senior Archivist at the County Record Office, Janine Devaney Austin Heath, and Richard Lewis Collections and Development Manager for HCW.