Saturday, 7 February 2015

Nuneaton


Nuneaton is the largest town in Warwickshire and famous for its association with the 19th century author George Eliot whose statue stands proudly in the main street. The town is situated just 9 miles from Coventry and only 20 miles from Birmingham.


The River Anker runs through the town which gets its name from a 12th century Benedictine Nunnery of which parts of the building still survive. With close proximity to Coventry and Birmingham the town was bombed heavily during the Second World War due to having munitions factories nearby.


Nuneaton used be famous for its textile and manufacturing industries. Today the town services its larger neighbours but efforts have been made to introduce trade through the multi million pound Ropewalk Shopping Centre and improvements to the town centre which has a busy street market every Wednesday and Saturday.

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