A TIMELINE OF NOTTINGHAM HISTORY

By Tim Lambert

Medieval Nottingham

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

Renaissance Nottingham

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.

1750

Nottingham has a population of about 10,000

Nottingham has a population of about 5,000. The hosiery industry is booming.

1750

Nottingham has a population of about 10,000

1760

The first theatre in Nottingham is built

19th Century Nottingham

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

20th Century Nottingham

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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