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Beeston

Coordinates: 52.91891° N 1.22807° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Beeston shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK5236
District Broxtowe
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG9
Dial code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
UK Parliament Broxtowe
European Parliament East Midlands
List of places: UKEnglandNottinghamshire

Beeston is a town in the county of Nottinghamshire, England some 3 miles (5 km) south west of the centre of Nottingham. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 471 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (957 × 1217 pixel, file size: 178 KB, MIME type: image/png) Nottinghamshire outline, showing motorways and urban areas. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is an English county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... Broxtowe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England, west of the city of Nottingham. ... 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Although typically regarded as a suburb of the City of Nottingham, and officially designated as part of the Nottingham Urban Area, for local government purposes it is in the Borough of Broxtowe. From 1935 until 1974 Beeston was paired with the town of Stapleford (2 km to the North West) in Beeston and Stapleford Urban District Council. Beeston is in the Broxtowe constituency for UK general elections. Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... Greater Nottingham is a conurbation based around the city of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Broxtowe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England, west of the city of Nottingham. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Stapleford is a town in the county of Nottinghamshire, England some 6 miles (10km) west of the centre of Nottingham. ... Beeston and Stapleford was an urban district in Nottinghamshire, England, from 1935 to 1974. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... Broxtowe is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...

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Geography

Beeston Town Hall

Suburban development of the mid twentieth century means that the built up area of Beeston is now continuous with the former villages of Chilwell to the west and Wollaton to the northeast, although Beeston is still separated from Bramcote to the northwest by the Beeston Fields Golf Course. There are two main areas of the town. North of the railway that runs through the town lies the main part, including the main shopping district. Southwards lies the mixed housing and industrial area of Beeston Rylands. Beeston Rylands was historically more at risk of flooding from the River Trent to the south, and this has meant that property here was less desirable, and led to more modestly sized houses being constructed, originally mostly for rental. The last serious flood was in 1947 and reached far beyond the railway line, most of Queens Road was flooded as was Nether Street. The construction of recently strengthened flood protection[1] has effectively removed the flooding threat to Beeston Rylands, although houses remain cheaper than comparable property in Beeston. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1399 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1399 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Chilwell is a suburb of Greater Nottingham, in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, west of Nottingham proper. ... Wollaton (often mistakenly spelt Woolaton) is an area in the west of the City of Nottingham, England. ... Bramcote is a settlement in the Broxtowe district of Nottinghamshire, about five miles south-west of Nottingham. ... For other uses see Trent River. ...


The eastern edge of Beeston abuts to the main campus of the University of Nottingham. Although most of the University is within the City of Nottingham boundaries, the student self catering flats of Broadgate Park, owned by private company UPP, are partly within the borders of Beeston. Beeston also has a large population of postgraduate students, who tend to prefer its quieter atmosphere to that of the Nottingham areas of Dunkirk and Lenton where many undergraduates live. The University of Nottingham is a leading research and teaching university in the city of Nottingham, in the East Midlands of England. ... Broadgate Park is a self-catering hall of residence at the University of Nottingham. ... Ultra protection project - an mIRC script Union for Promoting Progress (União Promotora para o Progresso) - a political party in Macao United Progressive Party UPP British 1970s Jazz Fusion band, that guested Jeff Beck and Tom Scott [1] This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a... Dunkirk is a residential of Nottingham which is located to the south of the University of Nottingham and the Queens Medical Centre. ... Lenton is an area of the City of Nottingham in the county of Nottinghamshire, England. ...

North: Ilkeston
West: Long Eaton, Stapleford, Derby Beeston East: Nottingham, University of Nottingham
South: River Trent, Clifton

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History

Domesday

In Bestune, at the Conquest, Alfag, Alwine, and UIchel, the Saxons had three manors consisting of three carucates of land assessed, which was taken from them, and given to William Peverel, the lord of Nottingham Castle, who had in his demesne, or chief manor estate, 2 plough teams, there being 17 bond tenants, called villeins, who where unable to leave the estate without the lord's consent, and yet each cultivating, say, 15 acres of arable land, and 1 ordinary tenant, called a sochman, who together had 9 plough teams. There were 24 acres of meadow, and the annual value of the estate was 30/–. The carucate was both a unit of assessment and a peasant landholding unit found in most of the Danelaw counties. ... The feudal concept of demesne is a form of manorial land tenure as conceived in Western Europe, initially in France but exported to England, during the Middle Ages. ... Costumes of Slaves or Serfs, from the Sixth to the Twelfth Centuries, collected by H. de Vielcastel, from original Documents in the great Libraries of Europe. ...


More recent history

Beeston grew from its village status with its development as a silk weaving centre in the early nineteenth century. The first silk mill was burned down (along with Nottingham Castle) in the Reform Bill riots of 1831. With the decline of the silk industry, many of the former mills moved to light industrial uses in the early twentieth century. Equipment produced by the Beeston Boiler Company is still to be found all around the former British Empire. Nottingham Castle is a castle in Nottingham, England. ... The Representation of the People Act 1832, commonly known as the Reform Act 1832, was an Act of Parliament that introduced wide-ranging changes to the electoral system of the United Kingdom. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ...

Population of Beeston
Population of Beeston

In 1901 the National Telephone Co., Ltd. established a factory there for making telephone material. This was taken over by the British L.M. Ericsson Manufacturing Co., Ltd., in 1903. Shortly before the transfer, most of the old factory was destroyed by fire, and in the rebuilding it was extended. A new power station was built. In 1906 and 1907 a large new building was erected, chiefly devoted to cabinet work. The old factory building covered an area of 63,000 sq. ft., and the cabinet factory 70,000 sq. ft., whilst the power station had an area of 7,000 sq. ft., making a total covered space of 140,000 sq. ft. Under the Plessey name these large premises continued to be a major source of local employment through the 1980s. Plessey became GPT (now Marconi) with GEC's involvement. The site is now occupied by Siemens, and now Ericsson, after their take-over of Marconi in early 2006. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Lars Magnus Ericsson Ericsson () NASDAQ: ERIC. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is a leading provider of communications networks, related services and handset technology platforms. ... The Plessey Company plc was a British-based international electronics, defence and telecommunications company. ... GPT is an acronym which stands for: A slang term for Gipton, Leeds, UK GEC-Plessey Telecommuncations, the former name of Marconi Corporation Plc, a world leading telecommunications manufacturer, subsidiary of the General Electric Company Glutamate Pyruvate Transaminase, an enzyme which allows to determine the liver function in a blood... The General Electric Company plc (GEC) is a British company that was renamed Marconi plc on November 30, 1999 after its defence unit Marconi Electronic Systems was divested and sold to British Aerospace. ...


The pharmaceutical and retail chemist group Boots has its headquarters on a campus 1km southeast of Beeston. This site is partly within the boundaries of the City of Nottingham. The grade 1 listed modernist buildings on Boots campus - designed by engineer Owen Williams - are very difficult to see from any public highway. Boots is the dominant pharmacist chain in the United Kingdom, with outlets in most high streets throughout the country. ...


Between 1880 and the turn of the century, Thomas Humber and his partners were making bicycles and eventually motor-cycles and cars at a large factory at the junction of what is now Queens Road and Humber Road. At its height it employed 2000 although this came to an abrupt end in 1907 when the company moved all operations to Coventry.


Motor manufacture returned to Beeston for a short period in 1987 when The Middlebridge Company set up a small factory on Lilac Grove and produced 77 Scimitar cars. The company went into liquidation in 1990. Scimitar logo Scimitars are a make of British sports cars by Reliant. ...


Other wide-reaching local companies include Myford lathes and the internet firm Webfusion (then Hosteurope and now part of PIPEX Communications). Conventional metalworking lathe In woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, and glassworking, a lathe is a machine tool which spins a block of material so that when abrasive, cutting, or deformation tools are applied to the block, it can be shaped to produce an object which has rotational symmetry about an axis... PIPEX Communications PLC is a British company engaged in business in the internet and telecommunications sector. ...


The Royal Mail's main sorting office for the Nottingham area (NG) is sited on the eastern edge of the town at Padge Road. This main building includes a corner section for handling the local distribution of Beeston mail. The sorting office has taken over the processing of mail from the Derby area, becoming a regional sorting office and distribution centre. Post typically leaves the site headed for Doncaster, the Princess-Royal Delivery Centre in London, or East Midlands Airport. Royal Mails logo Royal Mail is the national postal service of the United Kingdom. ... Nottingham East Midlands Airport (IATA airport code: EMA, ICAO airport code: EGNX) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington. ...


Transport

The Nottingham and Derby Road was turnpiked in 1758-9, and dis-turnpiked in 1870. A branch of the Nottingham and Ashby Turnpike Road, usually called the Sawley branch, went through Beeston. In 1831 an advertisement of the four-horse coach from Nottingham to Birmingham states that the coach calls at Beeston daily at 8.30 a.m., and in the opposite direction at 3.30 p.m. Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... The Hyde Park Toll Gate, London. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Market Street Ashby-de-la-Zouch Ashby-de-la-Zouch (formerly also Ashby-de-la-Zouche) is a small market town in the North West Leicestershire district of the county of Leicestershire, England. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ...


The Canal from the River Trent, via Nottingham and Lenton, to Langley Mill, was completed in 1802. A branch canal from Lenton chain to Beeston Cut was made by the Trent Navigation Company under an Act passed in 1794, and it involved the necessity for the weir at the Rylands to hold up the water to supply the canal through to Trent Bridge. For other uses see Trent River. ... Nottingham is a city (and county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... Lenton is an area of the City of Nottingham in the county of Nottinghamshire, England. ... Langley Mill is a small town on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. ... --69. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... For more coverage of cricket, go to the Cricket portal. ...


The Midland Counties Railway from Nottingham to Derby through Beeston was opened on 30 May 1839. Today Beeston also has good rail transport links with Beeston served by Midland Main Line services to Leicester and London St Pancras and local services. The Midland Counties Railway (MCR) was an early railway company in the United Kingdom which existed between 1832 and 1844, connecting Nottingham, Leicester and Derby with Rugby and thence to London. ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Beeston railway station serves the town of Beeston, Nottinghamshire in England. ... The Midland Main Line is a main railway line in the United Kingdom, part of the British railway system. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city and unitary authority in the English East Midlands region of the UK. The city is the traditional county town of Leicestershire. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ...


Frequent bus services operate to Nottingham, Nottingham East Midlands Airport, Derby, Loughborough and other local towns, operated by Trent Barton and Nottingham City Transport; ample free car parking is available. Nottingham East Midlands Airport (IATA: EMA, ICAO: EGNX) is an airport in the East Midlands of England, near Castle Donington in Leicestershire. ... Derby (pronounced dar-bee ) is a city in the East Midlands of England. ... Loughboroughs carillon Loughborough parish church The Brush engineering works Loughborough University Loughborough (pronounced locally as either , LUFF-burra or , LUFF-bruh, and more widely as [ˈlÊŒfËŒb(É™)ɹə]) is a town in Leicestershire, central England with a population of 57,600 as of 2004. ... trent barton is the result of merging Derbyshires Trent Buses with Nottinghamshires Barton. ... Nottingham City Transport is Nottingham, East Midlands in Englands major bus operator, running a comprehensive network of services in the Nottingham City area and a handful of services beyond the boundaries of the conurbanation to Southwell, Newark, Loughborough, and Nottingham East Midlands Airport. ...


Proposals have been approved by the Government to build a light rail line through the town as part of the new Nottingham Express Transit system. These are motivated in part by traffic jams on local roads during rush hour periods. There has been some local opposition to the scheme, as local traders fear that during the work to construct the line, business would be adversely affected. However, surveys by Nottingham Express Transit also show strong local support for the scheme[citation needed]. A tram in central Nottingham. ... A tram in central Nottingham. ...


Built environment

The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist

Beeston has a number of historic buildings, including its manor house and parish church of St. John the Baptist. The church dates from the 11th century but was largely rebuilt in 1843 by Sir George Gilbert Scott. Both are included in a conservation area which extends to include some characterful older houses in West End. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1399 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1399 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The chapel of St Johns College, Cambridge is characteristic of Scotts many church designs Sir George Gilbert Scott (July 13, 1811 – March 27, 1878) was an English architect of the Victorian Age, chiefly associated with the design, building and renovation of churches, cathedrals and workhouses. ...


Information on Beeston Parish Church on the Southwell Diocesan History Project website


An act was passed for inclosing lands in the parish of Beeston, and in 1809 the Commissioners stated that the lands amounted to 822 acres, to be made tithe free, and the ancient inclosed lands and homesteads liable to tithe was £687 2s 29d. They then proceeded to fix the width of the roads. The Nottingham and Derby turnpike road was fixed at fifty feet. Wollaton road, then called Cowgate, was thirty feet. The Inclosure not only altered the appearance of part of the parish from a moor growing poor grass, to cultivated fields with hedges, and thereby increasing the food supply, but it relieved farmers from the annoyance of having to hand over the tenth of their product in kind. Inclosure (also commonly enclosure), refers to the process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership. ...


Some lands on or near to Bramcote Moor, but in Beeston parish, were inclosed in 1847, by provisional order of the Inclosure Commissioners. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


Before the introduction of gas generally in the parish there was a limited supply from the Mill to separate houses. The Church was first lit with gas in 1857. The Public Lighting Act was adopted at a Vestry Meeting on 13 November 1862. The opposition to lamps in the streets was strong, and the effigy of an active promoter of it was carried on an ass round the village and hung on a lamp-post, and but for police interference would have been burned. In 1861 gas was supplied from Nottingham, and for street lamps in 1872. Beeston was connected to the mains water supply in 1876. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link with display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar) // January 1 - Benito Juárez captures Mexico City January 2 - Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia dies and is succeeded by... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...

Anglo-Scotian Mills on Wollaton Road

The crenellated listed building of the Anglo-Scotian Mills remains on Wollaton Road to the north of the town centre. It is a solitary reminder of the former dominance of silk and lace mills on the local skyline. The buildings have been converted into a series of appartments that are currently for sale by their developer. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1348 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1348 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Crenellation (or crenelation) is the name for the distinctive pattern that framed the tops of the walls of many medieval castles, often called battlements. ... Buckingham Palace, a Grade I listed building. ...


A rare survival is the G H Hurt & Son Shawl Factory, which is occasionally open to the public. Shawls are produced on knitting machines and hand finished in much the same way as they have been for centuries. The factory contains examples of knitting frames from the 17th century.


Lost industrial buildings include the rebuilt silk mill and the looming bulk of the Neville Works mill on the boundary with Chilwell (later occupied by the Myford lathe factory).


The Land Societies

Following the enclosure of the land surrounding Beeston in 1809 the area of St. John's Grove was allotted to the vicar of the parish church. In 1878 the land was acquired from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners by the Beeston Land Society, a group of citizens, who divided the land out into 28 plots of between three-quarters and one acre and set out the wide straight streets. The majority of the houses are of Edwardian and late Victorian origin. The Land Society set conditions for the developers including no public houses, and strict building lines which ensured that properties were set back a consistent distance from the road. The St. John's Grove Estate is now a conservation area.[2] ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONERS, in England, a body corporate, whose full title is Ecclesiastical and Church Estates Commissioners for England, invested with very important powers, under the operation of which extensive changes have been made in the distribution of the revenues of the Established Church. ...


Shortly after 1878, the Imperial Park Land Society and it sister organisation Beeston Building Society were founded. Together, they aimed to assist the development and financing of relatively superior housing, centred on what is now Imperial Road, north of Newton Street, adjacent to the St John's Grove development and bounded on the north by North Street. The early model was saving by a group of subscribers and the allocation of funds as they accumulated by the drawing of lots, in turn for each of them to build a house.


This initial success was repeated when, in 1881, a syndicate acquired land from George Fellows, of the banking family that had its home at Belle Vue, now Beeston Fields Golf Club. The Belle Vue Land Society was formed to develop this land using similar methods to Imperial Park. The development lay to the north and formed a continuation to Imperial Park. Denison Street formed its northern extreme and Montague Street defined its eastern limit.


Some areas originally developed by the Land Societies have been spoiled where original plots have been subdivided and more modern properties built in styles not in keeping with some of the original buildings. Many of the properties in the Imperial Park and Bellvue Estates have lost their original elegance with the lowering of chimney stacks, inappropriate replacement of windows and doors with modern PVCu, the loss of hedged fronts to brick walls or fencing, and paving over front gardens for parking.


Other development

Methodist Church on Chilwell High Road

A particularly fine Methodist Church was constructed by the architect W.J. Morley of Bradford on Chilwell High Road in 1902. Its landmark spire is now visible for miles around since the demolition of several large mill buildings in the 1990s. The front of the building is floodlit at night which contributes to light pollution. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x2304, 1368 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1728x2304, 1368 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Rylands was originally a small settlement around Beeston Lock, comprising some tens of houses and two pubs, although the name now refers to all of the area south of the railway line. The Jolly Angler was originally on the river side of the canal, but has since moved. Beeston began to spread south of the railway line in the late 19th century when a few Victorian villas were built near the level crossing by the station. Over the first few decades of the 20th century, several estates were built to house the workers at Ericssons and Boots, both of which had large factory sites also south of the railway line, and these estates joined Beeston and Rylands. Further post-WWII development filled in the gaps, initially with an estate of council houses and flats, and latterly with private houses and bungalows. The last significant development was in 1970 of Meadow Farm, now the four roads of timber-framed semi-detached houses between Beech Avenue and the canal. Since then Beeston Rylands has had only a small amount of infill development, although the Ericsson/Siemens site has recently been acquired for mixed-use development.


Shopping, restaurants, pubs and cafés

Beeston has a reputation throughout Nottingham for the quality and vibrancy of its local culture, a reputation reflected in the wide selection of pubs, bars, and shops to be found here. Beeston's main rather grim shopping area is situated around the High Road, much of which has been pedestrianised. Many chain stores have branches in Beeston, and there are also a large number of high-quality local shops, including specialist east Asian and Mediterranean. East Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


Beeston is perhaps best known for the sheer variety of its traditional local boozers. Of particular note is the Victoria Hotel, which bans mobile phones and has no piped music. There are also large numbers of takeaways and several restaurants, offering a wide selection of food including Chinese, Thai, and Indian cuisine. Many cafés are to be found around the main shopping centre, The Victoria Hotel (The Victoria/ The Vic) is pub in Beeston, Nottingham, England said by some locals to be the only good thing about Beeston. ...

Beeston Square

"The Square"- the centre of Beeston- is a 1960s shopping development, most of which is pedestrianised. A £1.4m redevelopment in the Broadgate area was completed in late 2006.[3] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1378 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1378 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ...


The shopping centre is cut in two by Wollaton Road which has a very high volume of traffic. The lighting of the square contributes to local light pollution. A large area south east of the shopping centre is under demolition in 2006 in preparation for a Tesco superstore and the fire station is also due for re-location to a new site on Hassocks Lane. This time exposure photo of New York City shows sky glow, one form of light pollution. ... Tesco plc is a UK-based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain. ...


Sport

Until 2006, Beeston was home to Nottingham Rugby Club, which has now sold the land in the south of the town and moved to share the pitch at the Notts County ground. The town has a thriving sporting community, with a growing youth football club in Beeston Centurions. [4]


Trivia

The Beekeeper on Beeston High Road
The Beekeeper on Beeston High Road
  • The name inspired the character of Mr Beeston, the school headmaster in the long running BBC radio programme—King St Junior—a tale set in an everyday junior school.
  • The bins that are located on the High Road are decorated in black and gold, with a symbol of a bee on each. This refers to the "Bee" in "Beeston".
  • There is also a sculpture on the High Road of a man sitting next to a bee hive. Again, this is another reference to the "Bee". The sculpture is popularly known as the "Bee-man", "the man of Beeston", "The Beekeeper" or "Bee King". Some people are known to affectionately call him "George".
  • Famous Beeston residents include the 19th century bare-knuckle boxer William "Bendigo" Thompson and the fashion designer Sir Paul Smith]], who attended Beeston Fields grammar school whilst growing up.
  • Sir Neil Cossons (Chairman of the English Heritage) grew up in Beeston, attending Church Street School, where his father was the headmaster. One of his first jobs was working as a railway porter at the station.
  • A cottage on the north side of Anglo-Scotian Mills was reputed to have the tallest domestic chimney in England[citation needed]. Its length was necessary to reach over the roof of the Mill. Although the cottage has been demolished for several years, the chimney can still be seen attached to the wall of the Mill.
  • Mahatma Gandhi visited 5 Linden Grove in Beeston on October 17, 1931 to see his nephew, a student at University College, Nottingham.
  • In the late 1990s, United Utilities built the UK’s largest "run-of river" hydro-electric plant at Beeston Rylands Weir. The power generated supplies enough electricity for 2,000 homes.
  • A Paternoster lift still survives in E block at the Ericsson site in Beeston Rylands.
  • Soul singer Edwin Starr lived in the area and died there in 2003.[5]

Image File history File linksMetadata Sculpture_on_the_High_Road. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Sculpture_on_the_High_Road. ... Families Andrenidae Apidae Colletidae Halictidae Megachilidae Melittidae Stenotritidae Bees are flying insects, closely related to wasps and ants. ... William Abednego Thompson (18 October 1811 - 23 August 1880) William Abednego Thompson (18 October 1811 – 23 August 1880) was an English bare-knuckle boxer. ... Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA FMA was the Director of the Science Museum, London, UK, from 1986 to 2000. ... English Heritage is a United Kingdom government body with a broad remit of managing the historic environment of England. ... Beeston railway station serves the town of Beeston, Nottinghamshire in England. ... Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Gujarati: , Hindi: , IAST: mohandās karamcand gāndhī, IPA: ) (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948), was a major political and spiritual leader of India and the Indian independence movement. ... October 17 is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... United Utilities is a British utility company with its headquarters in Warrington which operates mainly in the North West of England. ... Hydraulic turbine and electrical generator. ... A paternoster at the University of Vienna, NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude), late 1950s, still in operation A paternoster or paternoster lift is an elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments (each usually designed for two persons) that move slowly in a loop up and down inside a building... Edwin Starr (January 21, 1942 – April 3, 2003) was a soul music singer. ...

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index-relative_nov/planning/planning_conservation/conservation_beeston/conservation_stjohns.htm
  3. ^ http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=195917&command=displayContent&sourceNode=134241&contentPK=16175897&folderPk=78486&pNodeId=133951
  4. ^ http://www.clubwebsite.co.uk/beestoncenturionsyfc
  5. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/2911673.stm

External links

  1. ^  - Population statistics from Broxtowe Borough Council

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Beeston, Nottinghamshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2233 words)
Beeston is a town in the county of Nottinghamshire, England some 3 miles (5 km) south west of the centre of Nottingham.
From 1935 until 1974 Beeston was paired with the town of Stapleford (2 km to the North West) in Beeston and Stapleford Urban District Council.
Beeston Rylands was more at risk of flooding from the River Trent to the south, and this has meant that property here was less desirable, and led to more modestly sized houses being constructed, originally mostly for rental.
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