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Mr Geoffrey Rippon being driven in his chauffeur driven electric mini

Mr Geoffrey Rippon being driven in his chauffeur driven electric mini

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Mr Geoffrey Rippon being driven in his chauffeur driven electric mini

Mr Geoffrey Rippon being driven in his chauffeur driven electric mini. They take a short spin around the block before drink to 10 Downing Street.
Mr Geoffrey Rippon, Minister of the Environment, today took delivery at The ministry Offices in Marsham Street of an electric powered mini. His first official trip in the chauffeur driven mini traveller was to Downing Street to see the Prime Minister, where (in another frame in this set) Mrs Thatcher who had just arrived in her large limousine paused for a moment as she saw the mini arriving at Downing Street.
Picture taken 21st November 1973

Tom King
Daily Mirror
Greater London

Media ID 21769462

© Mirrorpix

Austin Downing Street Electric Car Engineering Invention Mini Motoring Science Test Drive 1973

Captured in this nostalgic print from 1973, we witness the Minister of the Environment, Mr Geoffrey Rippon, embarking on a unique journey. Seated comfortably in his chauffeur-driven electric mini traveller, Mr Rippon takes a delightful spin around the block before heading towards the prestigious 10 Downing Street for an important meeting with the Prime Minister. The Ministry Offices in Marsham Street serve as the backdrop for this momentous occasion as Mr Rippon takes delivery of his revolutionary electric-powered mini. As he sets off on his first official trip in this innovative vehicle, all eyes are drawn to its sleek design and eco-friendly engineering. In another frame captured within this remarkable set of photographs, we catch a glimpse of Mrs Thatcher herself pausing momentarily upon witnessing Mr Rippon's arrival at Downing Street. Her large limousine stands juxtaposed against this small yet groundbreaking mode of transportation. This image serves as a testament to both progress and invention during that era. It symbolizes not only advancements in science and industry but also highlights society's growing awareness towards sustainable travel options. Preserved by Tom King's lens, this snapshot encapsulates an exciting chapter in history when motoring met environmental consciousness. A true treasure from Memory Lane Prints.

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