A TIMELINE OF NOTTINGHAM HISTORY
By Tim Lambert
6th Century The Saxons found a village at Nottingham
Late 9th Century The Danes capture the North and East of England. They make Nottingham into a fortified settlement.
920 The English recapture Nottingham. It grows into a busy market town with its own mint.
1067 The Normans build a fort at Nottingham
1155 Nottingham is granted a charter (a document giving the townspeople certain rights).
1284 The first mention of a mayor of Nottingham
1348-49 At the time of the Black Death Nottingham has a population of about 3,000 but half the people die in the epidemic
1513 A Grammar School is founded in Nottingham
1588 Wollaton Hall is built
1642 Civil War begins between king and parliament. The king raises his standard near Nottingham.
1643 The Royalists attack Nottingham but fail to capture it
1644 The Royalists try but fail to capture Nottingham
1651 Nottingham Castle is destroyed to prevent it ever falling into Royalist hands
1660 The population of Nottingham is about 3,500-4,000
1667 Nottingham suffers an outbreak of plague
1700 Nottingham has a population of about 5,000. The hosiery industry is booming.
1760 The first theatre in Nottingham is built
1750 Nottingham has a population of about 10,000
1801 The population of Nottingham is 28,000
1819 The streets of Nottingham are lit by gas
1831 Riots in Nottingham
1833 Cholera kills 330 people in Nottingham
1835 The first modern police force is formed in Nottingham
1839 The railway reaches Nottingham
1868 The first public library opens in Nottingham
1877 Players Cigarettes is founded in Nottingham
1887 Bicycles are made in Raleigh Street
1901 Electric trams begin running in the streets of Nottingham
1928 Nottingham has a Lord Mayor
1929 A new Council House is built
1948 Nottingham University is founded
1936 The trams in Nottingham stop
1952 A statue of Robin Hood is erected
1958 A new Clifton Bridge is built
1963 Playhouse Theatre opens
1970 Queens Medical Centre opens
1972 Victoria Bus Station opens. Broad Marsh Shopping Centre is built.
1975 Victoria Shopping Centre is built
1979 Stonebridge City Farm opens
1998 Trafford Shopping Centre opens
2004 A network of trams opens in Nottingham
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