Ford's 100 years in photos – 6/52

  • Ford celebrates 100 years in Britain
  • A photo a week from Ford's archive
  • This week – Morris dancers and the Anglia
Ford is celebrating 100 years in Britain by delving into its archive of photographs.

This week, an Anglia 100E is surrounded by Morris dancers in a 'quintessential English village setting' to emphasise the successful integration of the brand into British life.

The styling of the Anglia was typical of the post-war shift in design from practical to something more stylish and fun. Ford says the change saw the sit-up-and-beg styling of models such as the Prefect and Pilot replaced with the glamour of the Consul and Zephyr. Motorists wanted more from the cars after the tough years of the war.

The Anglia was introduced in 1953 and cost from £360. More than 335,000 of the cars were built at Ford's Dagenham plant in Essex, which now builds diesel engines.

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Missed the other pictures?
Click here to see last week's picture of a suit that helps designers feel older than they are.

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