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By Christine Freeman

The historical marketplace city of Atherstone built on a mile lengthy stretch of the Roman highway. Atherstone has been held in excessive esteem due to the fact medieval instances, and through 1880 there have been many institutions, accommodating the investors and visitors utilizing this thoroughfare. Coal mining and hatting have been the 2 major industries. As alternate constructed throughout the business Revolution, the inhabitants grew and overcrowding and negative residing stipulations have been inevitable. The nationwide Slum Clearances brought within the Nineteen Thirties positioned strain on Atherstone Rural District Council, to buy land from inner most landowners to construct new council homes. by means of the Nineties either the hatting and coal mining industries had thoroughly reduced. This publication takes the reader on a nostalgic trip via time, evaluating how daily lifestyles has replaced during the last 100 years.

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