Results tagged “Ellesmere Port” from Chester Chronicle - Cheshire Memories
It is 30 years since the very first Vauxhall Astra rolled off the production line at Ellesmere Port. LAURIE STOCKS-MOORE looks back on its historic role in the town's fortunes...
SIX GENERATIONS and 2.8 million units later, the Astra has established itself as the fourth most popular car ever sold in Britain and accounts for almost one in 20 of all vehicles registered in the UK.
The latest mark six version, launched last year, is Britain's best-selling UK-built car.
Its popularity has single-handedly sealed the survival of the Ellesmere plant and has kept hundreds of locals in jobs over the decades.
A HOST of famous pop singers, soap stars and DJs have appeared at Destiny & Elite during an eventful and sometimes controversial ten years.
On the opening night in 2000, TV presenters Jenny Powell and John Leslie were the special guests along with Geoff Capes, twice winner of the World's Strongest Man title, whose firm was providing security.
A transport theme runs through this week's Nostalgia slot.