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Southampton : 5 Facts You May Not Know About Our Great City What can we say about our great city? It has a population of around a quarter of a million people, it is popular with tourists to the UK and its port is the start of many journeys for people cruising all around the world.
We love our city and we are proud to be a part of community serving the residents of Southampton since 1981 with our professional lettings and property management service.
So, here are some facts that you may know or (hopefully) may not know. If you do share these with your friends and family, please do not hesitate to let them know where you heard them.
Let’s get started… 1. A Dinner Time Favourite
Did you know that Southampton claim to fame is that it was pivotal in the success of fish fingers? The dinner time favourite was known as ‘cod sticks’ but when their popularity rose, news spread and so did the sale of fish fingers across the UK.
It was Clarence Birdseye who started this craze with Herring and Cod Sticks amongst the shoppers in Southampton .
2. Funny Man Benny Hill Was Born in Southampton
This popular comic was a big hit on the television screens between 1955 and 1991 entertaining people all around the world with his funny sketches and scenes that are still shown today on our screens. Famously, Benny Hill’s sketches always finished with a chase scene with himself and many females.
Many people do not know that his idol was in fact Charlie Chaplin and he visited his home shortly after his death in Switzerland.
Benny Hill later died in 1977, leaving a hole in British TV comedy and will be much remembered by the generations who proceeded him.
Other famous people who were born in Southampton include, singers Craig David and Howard Jones.
3. The Unthinkable Happened To The Unsinkable
On the 10th April 1912, the supposedly ‘unsinkable’ ocean liner set sail from the port of Southampton carrying 3,327 passengers and crew destination; New York. However, only 4 days into its historic journey, it collided with an iceberg and within just two hours forty minutes later, it sank leaving the world devasted with such a loss of life. With only 20 lifeboats on board, over 1,500 people lost their life.
The infamous journey lasted only a few short days but was hailed as a great in the engineering world. There are many factors that could have saved many more people when the cruise liner was sinking. Was it human error? Should they have had more life boats on board or were the shop owners over confident about its sheer prowess.
An interesting fact (that wasn’t divulged in the 1998 Oscar winning film, was that Southampton was not the last stop on this maiden voyage. The White Star cruise liner also stopped in Cherbourg (France) and Cobh (County Cork).
4. Southampton Has A European Twin
Not many people know that our great city is twinned with Le Havre, which is in the Northern Normandy region of France. There are five ways to travel from Southampton to Le Havre. These include by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry, car train or by plane.
The two cities are now celebrating a forty six year partnership and with EU funding over the years, the popularity rose for finding twinned cities across Europe.
One of the strengths of cities being twinned is that each city will engagement with its twin to ensure that a relationship continues for many generations. This responsibility falls to the residents of both cities and various organisations get together each year to celebrate this.
Southampton is also twinned with other cities across Europe which include Bremen (Germany), Bilbao (Spain), Cherbourg (also in France), Patras (Greece) and finally the Italian city of Trieste.
Interesting to note, Southampton also has a sister city and another port in Qingdao in China.
5. Sense & Sensibility Was Written In Southampton
This novel was originally published anonymously in 1811 by ‘A Lady’ which appears at the top of the book where the author’s name would normally have featured. However, it was written by Jane Austin, who briefly lived in Southampton whilst writing this well known book.
Its original print run of 750 copies sold out in 1813 which marked great success for the author. The novel continued to be republished in the 19th, 20th and 21st century and later adapted for stage and film.
For some Sotonians, these facts may not be too ‘amazing’ for them but for those who were not aware, we hope you have enjoyed them as much as we did in finding them for this blog.
After a long illness, Sir Stirling Moss winner of 212 of his 529 races, passed away on the 12th of April 2020 aged 90. Moss, widely regarded as the best driver never to win the World Championship, took 2nd spot four times between 1955 and 1961 and third place three times during that period.
The Real Fast and Furious
Moss competed during an era when health and safety hadn’t taken over and races were fast and furious with racing drivers running and jumping into their cars to start races which were known as mobile death traps.
Drivers didn’t wear crash helmets, buckle up seat belts, and they wore t-shirts. Moss joked that he liked to get a tan when he raced. But on a more serious note, there were many accidents with three to four drivers losing their lives each year along with a few spectators.
Eighty-Five Different Cars
During his career, Moss drove competitively in eighty-five different cars across all different forms of motor racing. These included 500 cc single-seaters, formula one cars, and rally cars. He drove new cars, used cars, and most famously he swapped cars with teammate Tony Brooks during the July 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree.
Linking Up With Mercedes
As a proud Englishman Moss wanted nothing more than to drive British built cars to victory but in the early fifties the Italians and their red Ferrari cars were very much the ones to beat.
Moss became more competitive when his father, with his son’s money but without his knowledge, started to look at foreign used cars in the market and turned up one day with an Italian Maserati.
Moss’s form improved and in 1955 German giants Mercedes took notice and signed Moss to form their dream team with Argentina’s Juan Manuel Fangio to challenge the Italian’s.
Le Mans 24 Hour Race Disaster
In June 1955 a major accident occurred during the 24 Hour Race when eighty-three spectators lost their lives along with French driver Pierre Bouillin. This promoted Mercedes to pull out of motor racing until the late eighties.
Making British Racing History
Around eighteen months later, driving a British built Vanwall car, Moss had a decent lead but pulled into the pits with a problem. Brooks, still suffering from an injury picked up during a previous race, soon pulled up in front of Moss and as the pit crew pulled Brooks out Moss jumped into the driving seat.
This delay put Moss back in thirteenth place but he managed to regain the lead to take the chequered flag. This made British Motor Racing history with a British driver, winning the British Grand Prix, in a British built car for the first time. Brooks takes credit as well as in racing terms Moss won the race in an already used car.
Enzo Ferrari Wanted Moss
At the beginning of the sixties, Ferrari boss Enzo Ferrari wanted Moss and he promised to build a car especially for him. Moss, in a Ferrari, looked like the perfect combination and the title would soon be his.
Goodwood 24th April 1962
Before the perfect car reached the UK Moss’s career had come to an abrupt end when he crashed at Goodwood on the 24th of April 1962.
There were fears that Moss wouldn’t make it but after thirty-eight days in a coma, he regained consciousness. A year later, when he tried to begin a return to racing, he soon realised that he didn’t have it in him anymore.
Who Do You Think You Are Stirling Moss
Moss went on to become a fine ambassador for Great Britain, British racing, and police, trapping speeding motorists, would often say to drivers ‘ who do you think you are Stirling Moss?’
These days Moss has probably been replaced by Lewis Hamilton but Moss himself fell victim when speeding through the Mersey tunnel. When asked if he thought he was Stirling Moss he replied yes but he was still fined £10.
BEST PRICE CAR SALES & USED VANS
If you’ve been done for speeding and asked questions about being a famous motor racing driver share your experience here with Best Price Car Sales used cars and used vans.
We have some of the best-used vehicles in the UK and the perfect used car or used van for you.
In addition to that, we can arrange car loans and van loans for you even if you’ve been turned down so don’t worry about bad credit. Let us put that to the test for you.
At Best Price Car Sales we are still working tirelessly to support our customers in the safest and best possible way we can inline with the latest Government advice.
We Have Adapted Our Process
Of course, the coronavirus has had a massive impact on the way we all think and act as safety is paramount and social distancing has to be followed to the maximum.
The guidelines were that we had to close our showrooms and dealerships from the 23rd of March and we immediately followed that direction with our staff all advised to stay at home and only go outside as per the Government instructions.
At Best Price, we’ve had an ‘Online Service’ for quite some time and this fits in well with our business model which is to support our customers that are located all over the UK. Yes, we’ve had to close our showrooms but this doesn’t really impact our business in a massive way because many of our customers never visit our showrooms anyway.
Since the 23 of March, we have retweaked our process so that our staff can work at home. We’ve made sure they all have a good internet connection and they all have mobile phones. We also have WhatsApp groups for communications.
Despite our company, not officially classified as in the ‘Key Worker’ sector, we are getting a lot of requests from Key Workers who need our help and they are benefiting from our online service. Key Workers need cars more than ever during this current situation as many can’t work without them
How We Deliver?
We aim to deliver with a total non-physical contact process.
All documents are signed online which means all the paperwork is dealt with electronically and there is no need for face to face meetings.
For the car delivery, we make sure that keys are disinfected along with everything else that is touched. Delivery drivers are dressed in full PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) clothing to minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus.
The most important point is safety and we will always make that our priority.
We can show you cars, with online pictures and videos, which provides you with a virtual idea and then we can deliver. At this point test drives can be taken and cars rejected if there are any problems.
We’re still here to help get you on the road so please let us know if you have any questions.
BEST PRICE CAR SALES & USED VANS
If you need a newer vehicle we can help you at Best Price Car Sales where we probably have some of the best-used cars and best-used vans in the UK.
We also provide a full service that takes away all the hassle of car purchases for you and we tick a lot of boxes:
If you need a used car we will find you one.
If you need a used van we will find you one.
If you need a car loan we will find you one.
Wherever you live in the UK we will deliver free of charge to your doorstep.
Bad Credit. If you think you have bad credit we can still help. Let us put your credit to the test.
Sporting enthusiasts are in for a real sporting bonanza in and around the London area with a fantastic mix of different sports being staged in many of the world’s most famous sporting locations.
Wembley Stadium – It’s impossible to talk about London’s prime sporting locations without mentioning one of London’s most iconic sporting venues located in Wembley Park, London.
First opened in April 1923 and between then and October 2000 tears and joy and sadness were shared by millions of fans as they witnessed their teams tasting victory and suffering defeat.
July 1966 England’s football team won the coveted men’s world cup final at Wembley for the only time with a 4-2 win over West Germany which included a piece of commentary from the BBC’s late Kenneth Wolstenholme which in today’s language ‘Went Viral.’
“Some of the crowd are on the pitch. They think it’s all over.” Followed by. “It is now.” As Geoff Hurst’s left foot shot clattered into West Germany’s net.
Wembley’s also hosted some huge boxing events from the late Sir Henry Cooper vs the late Cassius Clay in 1963 to Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko in 2017. Clay, who later changed his name to Muhammad Ali, won as he predicted the 5th round whilst Joshua delivered a devasting uppercut in the 11th round to take the heavyweight title.
Wembley closed in October 2000 for an upgrade, reopened again in March 2009 with capacity now of 90,000, and has retained its magic as one of the world’s elite sporting locations.
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Opened in April 2019 this stadium, with the entire cost for this project a cool £1 billion, has a capacity of 62,303 and is now regarded as one of the best in the world. There were delays, and many creditors had concerns about being paid as the project went over budget, but questions about bad credit were soon resolved.
The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club – Located in Wimbledon and is well known as being one of the ‘Big Grand Slam’ tennis events of the tennis calendar year. It’s also the only Grand Slam played on grass and opened in July 1868.
Lord’s Cricket Ground – Located in St John’s Wood and is knee-deep in cricket history having been established since 1814. 30,000 fans pack the ground for England test matches.
The Twickenham Stadium – Located in Twickenham and is the venue to catch big England rugby union games. Opened in 1907, with a capacity of 82,000, many all swinging and singing along to Sweet Chariots of Fire!
Brand’s Hatch – Has been holding race meetings since the early 1930s and has hosted 12 British Grand Prix’s between 1964 and 1986. Nigel Mansell, CBE, holds the GP Race Lap Record with 1:09.593 in 1986 and paid off his car loans after winning this Grand Prix.
At Best Price Car Sales, we can help you as we’re all about taking all the stress out of car purchases with an all-around service from start to finish. Need a car? We tick that box. Car loans? We work with multiple finance companies and can find car loans for most customers so don’t worry if you think you have bad credit. For us, we challenge ourselves to smash all bad credit concerns out of the car park! And the icing on the cake is that we will deliver cars, anywhere in the UK, FREE OF CHARGE.
From top-class football, to high-speed motor racing, London has it all and at Best Price Car Sales we can help you get there.
Used cars are not, as the expression ‘used’ might imply, cars that should be considered as inferior in quality. Car parts are manufactured with durability a big consideration and they can function efficiently for years and years after purchase with durable engines a prime example.
One of the main differences between purchasing new cars and used cars is cost-effectiveness with used cars a big advantage for people with limited budgets.
That said there are important factors that need to be considered before purchasing used cars:
Used cars are a superb option for car users and a great asset to help drivers to complete their daily tasks. This could be from getting to and from work and shopping, to vacations both in the UK and overseas.
But take your time before you purchase, try to follow the ten golden rules, and don’t be rushed into anything by overzealous salesmen. Car Loans At Best Price Car Sales
For drivers looking for used cars, or used vans and car loans, we have that perfect combination at Best Price Car Sales. We have some of the best-used cars and used vans in the UK and we can find you the perfect used vehicle.
But we strive to do more and that’s where car loans come into the mix. Car loans are very much part of our service and don’t let bad credit deter you. If you think you have bad credit let us put that to the test for you.
At Best Price, we will help you find the right car and we will find you finance for that car even if you are concerned that you have bad credit. We will also deliver your car to your doorstep, anywhere in the UK, free of charge.