Limited companies are legally required to display their company name outside of the registered office address. This is typically done using a brass plate which states the company name and the words "Registered Office". So this is a very special item indeed. It was displayed beside the front door of Sunnyside, in Newport Pagnell, the registered office for Tickford’s the coach builders, a company that David Brown acquired in 1955. Initially the works was used to provide coachwork for the contemporary Aston Martin and Lagonda cars but a few years later, the operation of the whole company was transferred to Newport Pagnell. We don’t know when the sign was eventually removed from Sunnyside but it remained in the care of Roger Stowers, the company historian. After he passed away, it was found during a final sweep of his house and passed to me for safe keeping with AML’s blessing on the understanding that it passes to the Trust when I am no longer able to enjoy it.