End of an era for Ford in Hants

The last Ford Transit van came off of the production line at the company's Southampton plant, which closes for good on Friday.

Pictures: Ford factory closure

Staff with Ford van
Staff at the Ford factory has signed inside a van on the factory's last day Credit: ITV Meridian

Southampton's Ford factory has finally closed its doors this morning after the production of more than two million transit vans.

Staff worked their last shift and commemorated the closure with markings to a transit van.

Ford factory sign
Sign depicting last van to be made at factory this morning Credit: ITV Meridian
Ford van with markings
Ford van with staff markings Credit: ITV Meridian

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Ford factory closes for good

Barriers have been put in place as Southampton's Ford factory closes for good Credit: ITV Meridian
End of an era at the Ford plant Credit: ITV Meridian

Southampton's Ford factory has closed for good today today.

Staff at the Ford Transit plant have worked their last shift

More than 500 staff at the factory were told they were losing their jobs last October.

Lone security guard at the Ford entrance Credit: ITV Meridian

The plant has made more than two millions Transits, which were introduced by Ford in 1965

Last Ford Transit rolls off production line

Transit
The last Ford Transit leaves the production line at Southampton Credit: Andrew Pate

The last Ford Transit has come off of the production line at the company's Southampton plant, which closes for good on Friday. Over 500 staff at the Swaythling factory were told they were losing their jobs last October. Ford vans have been made there for over 60 years.

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