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Swindon began as a Saxon village. The name Swindon is derived from the Saxon words swine dun meaning pig hill or the hill where pigs were bred. Swindon is mentioned in the Domesday Book (1086). At that time Swindon was a tiny village but by the late 13th century Swindon had grown into a small town with a weekly market. Swindon was still a very small settlement with perhaps 600 inhabitants. It would seem tiny to us but settlements were very small in those days. A typical village had only 100 or 150 inhabitants. For centuries Swindon was just a small and quiet market town. By the late 17th century a stone quarry was being worked there. In 1697 Swindon had a population of 791, which meant it was very small town even by the standards of the time. By 1801 Swindon had grown to 1,198 people. A writer of the time said ‘The pleasantness of its situation combined with other circumstances may have induced many persons of independent fortune to fix their residence at Swindon’. It was a very small and genteel market town. As well as the market there were 4 annual fairs. A fair was like a market but held only once a year. People would come from all over Wiltshire to buy and sell at a Swindon fair. Horses, sheep and cattle were sold. The Wiltshire and Berkshire canal was built in 1810 and was followed by the North Wiltshire canal in 1819 both of which brought more trade to the area.
Kingshill House was made a maternity hospital in 1931. In 1938 new civic offices were built. In 1948 the council bought land at Rodbourne Cheney and Moredon and in the early 1950’s a large council estate was built there. After World War II it was decided that people and industry should be moved out of London to ‘overspill’ towns. In 1952 Swindon was designated an overspill town and about 14,000 people moved to the town from London between then and the mid 1960’s. There were also many ‘immigrants’ from other areas. Swindon expanded rapidly and new estates, both council and private were built. In the 1950’s a council estate was built north of the town at Penhill. Another was built at Walcot East. Other council estates were built at Park North and Park South in the 1950’s. Private houses were built at Walcot West and in the area known as Lawn around Sandringham Road. The manor house belonging to the Lords of the manor of old Swindon stood here until it was demolished in 1952 but the grounds remain as a park. A new dual carriageway, Queens Drive was built in 1953. Fleming Way was built in 1965. In 1972 a multi mini roundabout known as the magic roundabout was built.
The old cottage hospital closed in 1960 but a new general hospital replaced it. Princess Margaret hospital opened its outpatients department in 1959. The main block opened in 1966 and the casualty department opened in 1974. A railway museum opened in Swindon in 1962. In the mid 1960’s another council estate was built at Covingham. A private estate was built at Nythe. After World War II the council tried to diversify industry. Swindon was still very much a one-industry town in the late 1940’s with more than half of the male workforce working for the railway. An industrial estate was built at Rodbourne Cheney in the years 1955-64. Greenbridge industrial estate was built in the early 1960’s. The end of an era came in 1986 when the railway works closed but by then the town was no longer dependent on it. Today Swindons railway heritage lives on in the form of museums. Today industry is far more diverse than it was 50 years ago. The main employers are car manufacturing (Honda moved to Swindon in 1985), insurance, banking and building societies Other large employers are engineering, pharmaceuticals and food distribution. Today tourism has become a major industry.
The Parade Shopping Precinct was built in 1964 and the town centre was pedestrianised in 1976. The Brunel Centre was first built in 1978. However, it was revamped in the 1990s and was turned into Brunel Arcade and Brunel Plaza. Great Western designer outlet centre opened in 1997. Greenbridge retail centre was opened in stages between 1996 and 1999. Oasis leisure centre opened in 1976. In 1997 Swindon was made a unitary authority. In 1998 a park and ride scheme began in the town. Steam, the Great Western Railway museum opened in 2000. Also in the year 2000 Bath University opened a branch at Swindon. The Great Western Hospital opened in December 2002 and the Great Western Hospital opened in 2002. Then a new library opened in Swindon in 2008.
We will collect the scrap car from Swindon 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 Swindon 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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