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Swansea was once called Sweins eg or ey, which means Swein’s island. The island stood in the mouth of the River Tawe. Who Swein was is not known for sure but he may have been a Norseman who built a fort on the island about 1000 AD and used it as a base for raiding the Welsh coast. The town of Swansea was founded in the early 12th century when the Normans conquered the area. The Norman lord built a wooden castle on the site of Worcester Place. (It was rebuilt in stone in the early 13th century). A town soon grew up by the castle. The garrison of Swansea castle provided a market for the townspeople’s goods. Many of the townspeople were English immigrants. Swansea castle had been damaged by Owain Glendower in the 15th century. It was finally demolished by the parliamentarians in 1647 to prevent it ever being used by the Royalists. On the other hand in 1682 a grammar school was founded in Swansea and by 1750 Swansea probably had a population of about 3,000. It was a busy little port and market town. In 1771 Swansea gained its first bank and in 1785 its first theatre. In the late 18th century Swansea began to boom. From 1716 copper was smelted in Swansea. In 1755 a lead works opened.
The port of Swansea also boomed. It was helped by Swansea canal, which made it easier to transport heavy raw materials to and from the port. In 1791 a group of men called the Harbour Commissioners was formed with responsibility for the harbour. North Dock was built in 1852. It was followed by South Dock in 1859. In 1881 Prince of Wales Dock was built on the east bank of the Tawe. Meanwhile there was still a shipbuilding industry in Swansea in the 19th century but it less important than the metal working trades. The population of Swansea boomed during the 19th century. In 1821 Assembly Rooms were built where the well to do could play cards and hold balls. In 1821 Swansea obtained gas street lighting.
By 1901 Swansea had a population of 134,000 and it continued to grow rapidly during the 20th century. Gynn Vivian Art Gallery opened in 1911. Meanwhile in 1906 the first council houses were built in Swansea. More were built in the 1920s and 1930s as the council demolished slums. Many more were built after 1945 as well as a large number of private houses. A new Guildhall was built Swansea in 1934. However Swansea suffered severely in the bombing raids of the Second World War. In all 387 people were killed in Swansea and the heart of the city was destroyed. It was rebuilt in the 1960s. In the early 20th century the port of Swansea continued to flourish. Kings Dock was built in 1909. Queens Dock followed in 1920. At the beginning of the 20th century the tinplate industry was booming. So were the steel and copper industries. However they suffered severely in the depression of the 1930s and there was horrifically high unemployment in Swansea.
The economy of Swansea boomed again during the Second World War but after it ended the traditional metal working industries nosedived. Coal mining in the Swansea area disappeared by the end of the 20th century. The council tried to diversify industry in Swansea by building new industrial estates including one at Fforestfach in the late 1940s and another at Cwndu in the 1960s. Swansea is still a busy port. The South Dock closed in 1969. It was opened as a marina in 1982. From the 1920s oil was imported into Swansea. Oil was refined and the finished product was exported from Swansea. In 1969 a ferry service to Cork began. In 1969 Swansea was made a city. A leisure centre was built in 1977. Also in 1977 a Maritime and Industrial Museum opened. (In 2005 it re-opened as Waterfront Museum). The Quandrant Shopping Centre opened in 1979. County Hall was built in 1984. In the late 1980s a shopping and leisure centre was built at Parc Tawe on the site of the North Dock. The centre included a bowling alley and cinema. Plantasia opened in 1990. Parc Tawe Centre was extended in 1997. Also in the 1990s Castle Square was redeveloped.
We will collect the scrap car from Swansea 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 Swansea 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