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From the 1880’s North Atlantic trade increased and in 1907 White Star transatlantic liners moved to Southampton. New docks for ships were built in the years 1890-1911. In 1919 Cunard made Southampton the terminus of their New York service. In 1919 the first motor buses appeared in Southampton. From 1913 flying boats were made in Southampton and from 1923 there was a flying boat service to the Channel Islands. In 1932 the council purchased an airport at Eastleigh which, by 1934 was the 3rd most important airport in Britain. About 1910 the Chessel Estate at Bitterne was built. From 1913 cigarettes were manufactured in Southampton. During World War I more than 2,000 men from Southampton lost their lives. More than 8 million men passed through the on their way to the front. In 1920 the boundaries of Southampton were extended to include Bitterne, Sholing, Woolston, Weston, Peartree, Bassett and Swaythling. In the 1920’s the first council houses were built at Hampton Park, Freshfield Estate, Freemantle, Woolston, and Bitterne. Many private houses were also built in Highfield, Swaythling, Woolston and Bitterne.
In the 1930’s passenger traffic boomed. In 1933 some 75,000 people passed through Southampton. So did imports of fruit, potatoes, grain, timber and wool. Many manufactured goods were exported from Southampton. The booming port meant that Southampton escaped the worst of the depression. General motors opened a factory on reclaimed land by the Itchen in 1938. Meanwhile Southampton civic centre was built between 1932 and 1939. In 1938 a new sports centre was opened at Bassett. During the Second World War 631 people in Southampton were killed by bombs. More than 4,000 houses were destroyed as well as many shops in the High Street and above Bar. About 11,000 houses were seriously damage. After the war Southampton was left with a severe housing shortage and some people were forced to live in old army huts. In the late 1940’s the council erected prefabs to house people temporarily. However permanent houses were built in Weston Park in 1946. In 1954 the boundaries of Southampton were extended to include Millbrook, Redbridge, Harefield and part of Thornhill. From the mid 1950’s a huge programme of council housing began on the eastern and western outskirts of the town. at Millbrook, Thornhill and Harefield. Also at this time many slums were demolished in parts of Chapel Northam, Chapel, Shirley and Bitterne.
More council houses were built in the 1960’s. As well as more houses at Thornhill a new estate was built at Townhill. Slum redevelopment continued in Northam. Southampton council also had the task of replacing the prefabs erected in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s with permanent houses. Furthermore 32 new schools were built in Southampton between 1950 and 1964. The ruined shops in High Street and Above Bar were replaced with new buildings by 1956. In the centre of the town the road layout was changed. An inner ring road was built including Castle Way and Queens Way. Briton Street was widened to several times its original size. Then in 1964 Southampton was made a city. Meanwhile trams ceased to run in Southampton in 1949. Flying boats ceased to operate in 1958. But the worlds first hovercraft flight took place in Southampton in 1959. In 1962 a hovercraft service to the Isle of Wight began. In 1961 car ferries to France began running. Southampton remained the foremost passenger port in Britain in the 1950’s and 1960’s. In 1962 over half a million passengers passed through the port as did 4% of the cargoes imported into Britain. Imports included fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy produce, wine, grain, timber, wool and cars. In the 1970’s the port of Southampton was changed by containerisation. Containerisation meant some old docks became redundant.
The number of passengers travelling through the port also declined as air travel became common in the 1960’s. In the 1980’s and 1990’s some of the old docks were converted into areas of shops and offices and marinas. New shopping centres were built such as the Bargate in 1989 and the Marlands in 1991. In the 1950’s and 1960’s shipbuilding and heavy engineering continued in the Old Docks and along both banks of the Itchen but some light industry came to Southampton including firms in the new Millbrook Industrial estate. In the 1980’s there was a shift away from jobs in manufacturing industry to jobs in service industries. Although traditional industries declined in Southampton there were many new jobs in banking, insurance and finance. Tourism was also an increasingly important industry in Southampton. In 1988 a 13th century merchants house was opened as a museum. In 1996 an oceanography centre opened in Southampton. Then in 1997 Southampton was made a unitary authority.
We will collect the scrap car from Southampton or the surrounding area and dispose of it through our nationwide network of 23 fully licensed Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF) Sites who will scrap your car in line with End of Life (ELV) Legislation, and provide you with a Certificate of Destruction which we file online with the DVLA. So you can rest assured your car has been scrapped legally.
For a hassle free fast way to scrap your car in Southampton please complete the fields in the form to the right and we will provide an instant online scrap car price with the choice to accept and arrange scrapping or decline our scrap car offer.
Should you have any queries, then please contact a member of our team on Freephone: 0800 111 4995 or 01226 770306 to discuss your scrap car collection and what cash payment you will receive, or alternatively contact us and let us know your scrap a car for cash query.
Raw2K ATF sites utilise the advised environmental disposal methods/process as per ELV/ATF Guidelines and legislation.
Raw2Ks operations are focused upon lowering our waste and increasing recycling, therefore providing us with a controlled and reduced sustainability impact wherever possible. A scrap car is much greener than an abandoned car and the owner is paid cash for scrapping their car.
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"Thankyou so much for the care and speed that you gave me for scrapping my car. I'd had her a long time and was sad to see her go, but the guy who removed the car was so professional about it, it was easier than I thought. I would definitely recommend you to anybody in the future." Les & Jackie Eales