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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Halewood

Situated about eight miles from Liverpool city centre, and originally a densely wooded area, Halewood by the early 1700s was a sizable township based around farming, linen weaving and tanning.

The arrival of the railway in 1874 gave people access to other employment opportunities in Widnes and Liverpool, but the real changes in Halewood started to come in the 1950s and 60s with a programme of house-building to alleviate the problem of overcrowding in central Liverpool and to provide homes for workers at the new Ford factory.

For more than 40 years, one of Ford UK's major manufacturing plants.

Location
GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, Speke Boulevard, Liverpool L24 9LE.

Date
2nd October 1963 - present.

Home to the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Location
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Speke Boulevard, Halewood, Liverpool L24 9BJ.

Date
2008 - present.

Merseyside locations