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How and Why Nottingham has Grown.

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Geography Project- How and Why Nottingham has Grown Nottingham is a fairly big city. It has quite a few big industry's like lace, boots tobacco etc. Nottingham is quite near the centre of England but a bit towards the east, as it is in the east midlands area. Nottingham has grown over a period of time for different reasons. Nottingham has been around a long time, since the 8th Century. At one point Nottingham was called Snottingham. The city has grown a lot since the 8th C when there would only have been a couple of hundred, in the medieval times there would have been about 5000 people and now days there are about 250 000 people. The Anglo-Saxons first set Nottingham on the river Leen. We do not know a great deal of information about this time since it was a very long time ago, and there are not very many records about. ...read more.


When the Normans came to Britain in the invasion they built a castle called Nottingham castle. They did this because they wanted to keep peace and order and own Nottingham, as it was a good crossing point because of the river. Also when they came they set up a separate village of their own around the castle so in Nottingham, there were two courts, two markets etc. More people would be attracted to the city because there were more facilities. People would be attracted to the castle area because they would feel safe just as nowadays you would feel safe near a police station. In the Medieval times Nottingham grew mainly because there was a lot of trading especially with two markets. Also people would be attracted because there was good protection around the town with a strong town wall with several gates so people would be safe while being able to trade. ...read more.


So that was a form of transport to help people get around. Nottingham grew as more people used the trains to get too and from work. In the 20th century the industries grew even more especially one's that had been set up in Nottingham like Boots, Raleigh and John Player. Because more people were coming to Nottingham to work, more houses had to be built so new estates would have to be built like Asply ect. Now days the main thing that attracts people to Nottingham is that there is a lot of work but also a lot of students would come as there are two universities. There are lots of students in Nottingham because of this. Also in Nottingham there are two big shopping centres, The Victoria centre and the Broad Marsh so shoppers and tradesman are attracted to Nottingham. That was my review of Nottingham over hundreds of years, from a small quiet village to a big busy town. ...read more.

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