New self-contained storage facilities in La Linea de la Concepcion, are proving popular with Spanish and Gibraltarian residents & holidaymakers.
La Linea lies on the eastern isthmus of the Bay of Gibraltar and just north of the Spain-Gibraltar border. La Linea has close social and economic links with Gibraltar.
The first dwellings in La Linea date back to the 18th century and were part of San Roque until 1870 when La Linea became separate.
Self-contained storage facilities in La Linea cater for all volumes and types of storage. If you are stuck for storage in Gibraltar, La Linea is a good plan B.
The people of La Línea have traditionally found work in Gibraltar, from the days in the 18th century when Gibraltar was an important naval port. This stopped with the total closure of the border by the Spanish government between 1969 and 1982 as a result of the dispute between Spain and Britain regarding the sovereignty of Gibraltar. The border was fully reopened in 1985.
La Línea is a major supplier of fruit and vegetables to Gibraltar; other industries include the manufacture of cork, liquor, and fish paste. It also had an important military garrison with substantial fortifications and a port.
Gibraltar was under constant surveillance and subjected to the unsuccessful Siege of Gibraltar in 1727 and the Great Siege of Gibraltar 1779-1783. After the 1727 siege, the Spanish government began the construction of a line of fortifications which eventually gave rise to the town of La Línea De La Concepcion.
La Línea originated from a provisional camp made by artisans and merchants who supplied the military and their families in the vicinity.
Gibraltar, supported by La Línea, became an important base for Spanish fighters against Napoleon's troops.
On July 20, 1870 La Linea got its first mayor, Lutgardo Lopez Munoz, chosen by a committee of residents appointed by the provincial council. At the first meeting of the new city hall, it was unanimously decided the name should be La Linea de la Concepcion, as the Immaculate Conception was deeply rooted in Spanish army tradition of the time. The name is recorded from 1883.
King Alfonso Xlll gave the title of "town" to La Línea de la Concepción in 1913.
Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco, ordered the closure of the border gate on June 8, 1969, in response to the new Gibraltar Constitution. Thousands of people from La Línea lost their jobs in Gibraltar with a heavy social and economic toll in the city.
Protests were undertaken against the presence of the nuclear submarine, HMS Tireless in Gibraltar for repairs in 2001.
In 2010, the mayor of La Linea, Alejandro Sánchez, attempted to impose a so-called "congestion charge" on people entering or leaving Gibraltar, despite having been told by the Spanish Government that such a charge would be a breach of national and international EU law.
If you are a resident of La Linea, Gibraltar, San Roque, Duquesa or Manilva, uStore-it offers a choice of self-contained storage units for all types and volumes of storage.